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Redskins bring in veteran WR Hackett to compete for No. 5 spot

ASHBURN, Va. -- D.J. Hackett signed with the Washington Redskins on Wednesday, giving the team another option for the No. 5 receiver spot after Roydell Williams was waived with a finger injury.

Career Statistics
Receptions: 118

Yards: 1,575

Touchdowns: 9

Terms of Hackett's deal weren't disclosed.

Hackett had been looking for work since the Carolina Panthers released him in February. He previously played three years with the Seattle Seahawks, with whom current Redskins coach Jim Zorn was an assistant.

"Hack knows the offense, he knows the terminology," Zorn said.

Hackett signed a two-year free-agent deal with the Panthers in 2008, but he caught just 13 passes for 181 yards. He was plagued by injuries, dropped on the depth chart and was cut after one season.

The Redskins have four shoo-ins at receiver: Santana Moss, Antwaan Randle El, Devin Thomas and Malcolm Kelly. Williams was a contender for the fifth spot until breaking his left pinkie during practice Sunday.

The Redskins also signed first-year defensive lineman Michael Marquardt, who played at Arizona State and spent last season on the Philadelphia Eagles' practice squad.

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