WR Hackett Signs with Redskins

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ASHBURN, Va. (AP) - Receiver D.J. Hackett has signed with the
Washington Redskins, giving the team another option for the No. 5
receiver spot after an injury to Roydell Williams.

Hackett was at practice Wednesday. He had been looking for work
since the Carolina Panthers released him in February.

Hackett played three years with the Seattle Seahawks, where current Redskins head coach Jim Zorn was an assistant. He then signed a free-agent deal with the Panthers but caught just 13 passes for 181 yards in his only season in Carolina.

Williams was waived-injured after breaking his left pinkie in practice on Sunday. The Redskins also signed first-year defensive lineman Michael Marquardt.

Former Wolf Pack star Marko Mitchell is also competing for a spot on the Redskins' roster. Mitchell was a 7th round pick in this year's NFL draft.