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Redskins Re-sign Pucillo, Release Fauria

The Redskins have re-signed offensive lineman Mike Pucillo, the team announced on Wednesday.

Also, the Redskins released veteran tight end Christian Fauria.

Pucillo, 6-4 and 311 pounds, was scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent this offseason. He was a key reserve for the Redskins in 2006, playing in 11 games.

Pucillo can play several positions along the offensive line. He was listed on the depth chart as the backup center, but he can also play guard. Last season, he occasionally lined up at tight end in short yardage and goal-line situations.

Pucillo signed with the Redskins as a free agent in March 2006. He had previous NFL stints with the Buffalo Bills, who drafted him in the seventh round of the 2002 NFL Draft, and Cleveland Browns.

For his career, Pucillo has played in 36 games with 18 starts. He played his college ball at Auburn.

Fauria played just one season in Washington. Signed by the Redskins as a free agent in March 2006, he struggled through a foot injury most of last season and ended the year on injured reserve.

Fauria, a 12-year NFL veteran, played in nine games last year and had two receptions for 17 yards.

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