CB Chris Culliver signs with Redskins, leaving 49ers

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Free-agent cornerback Chris Culliver has joined the Washington Redskins, leaving the San Francisco 49ers after four years marked by off-field issues.

Culliver signed his contract Friday, the same day the Redskins found out linebacker Brian Orakpo had left the team to go to the Tennessee Titans.

In his first two seasons, Culliver was usually used as San Francisco's third cornerback. He missed the 2013 season with a torn ACL in his left knee.

Last season, Culliver became a starter for the 49ers, and he had four interceptions.

He drew unwanted attention for anti-gay remarks made during Super Bowl media day in 2013, and for an arrest in March 2014 on suspicion of felony hit-and-run and reckless driving.

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