After 5 years, Redskins' Fox gets his turn

Perennial special teams player might start Sunday at safety

November 24, 2006|By Don Markus | Don Markus,Sun reporter

ASHBURN, Va. -- He came quietly toward the end of the winless preseason for the Washington Redskins, a late-summer addition to shore up a shaky special teams unit that had been burned for a touchdown on a kickoff return by the New York Jets as well as a couple of other long punt returns.

Vernon Fox has made a five-year NFL career of staying under the radar, noticed enough by coaches and teammates to earn a steady paycheck without hearing his name called often on a P.A. system or his number called to play his natural position - safety.

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