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Hackett, Washington, Bridges Among Tryout Players


Free agent wide receivers D.J. Hackett and Kelley Washington and offensive lineman Jeremy Bridges are among the NFL veterans trying out for the Redskins at the team's three-day mini-camp this weekend.

Hackett is a 5-year veteran who played for the Carolina Panthers last season after four years with the Seattle Seahawks. He played for current Redskins head coach Jim Zorn during his time in Seattle.

This is Hackett's second visit to Redskins Park. He visited the team's facility last year as an unrestricted free agent prior to signing with Carolina.

Hackett has 118 career receptions for 1,575 yards and nine touchdowns. Last year, he was a reserve with Carolina and logged 13 catches for 181 yards.


Kelley Washington

Hackett was a fifth-round draft pick by the Seahawks in the 2004 NFL Draft.

Washington is a 6-year veteran who played for the New England Patriots the last two seasons. He previously played for the Cincinnati Bengals from 2003-06.

Washington has 73 career receptions for 896 yards and nine touchdowns.

He has excelled on special teams in recent years, serving primarily in that role with the Patriots. He had just one catch for three yards in his two years in New England.

Washington was a third-round draft pick by the Bengals in the 2003 NFL Draft.

Bridges is also a 6-year veteran who has played for the Panthers the last three years and started 28-of-41 games at guard in that span.

He is listed at 6-4 and 326 pounds.

In his career, Bridges has started 39-of-62 games. He had a two-year stint with the Cardinals from 2004-05 after one year with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2003.

He was drafted by the Eagles in the sixth round of the 2003 NFL Draft.

Here is a full list of players trying out at mini-camp:

Player Position College
Joe Ganz QB Nebraska
Johnathon Smith RB Delaware
Wynel Seldon RB Wyoming
Dan Lawlor RB Penn State
Anthony Oakley C/G W. Kentucky
Stephen Hamby C/G Texas Tech
Terrence Apted G/T James Madison
Jeremy Bridges G/T S. Mississippi
Frank Davis G South Florida
Kelley Washington WR Tennessee
D.J. Hackett WR Colorado
Keith Eloi WR Nebraska-Omaha
Thomas Breaux WR Towson
Cary Koch WR Virginia
Rory Nicol TE Ohio State
Mark Hafner TE Houston
Justin Brown DE Notre Dame
J.D. Skolnisky DE James Madison
Melvin Matthews DT Grambling State
Jason Chapman DE Wisconsin
Darrell Young LB Villanova
Rodney Pittman LB Illinois
James Bryant LB Louisville
Greg Trent LB Washington State
Andrew Berry CB Harvard
Corey Small CB Florida Atlantic
Lionel Mitchell S East Stroudsburg
Allen Nelson LB McNeese State

In addition, the Redskins have re-signed defensive tackle Vaka Manupuna to the roster.

Manupuna, a native of Hawaii who played college football at Colorado, had training camp stints with the Redskins in 2006 and 2007.

He most recently played for the Arena Football League's Utah Blaze.

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