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Redskins Sign DB Wilson, OL Martz

The Redskins have signed a pair of first-year players in defensive back Dennard Wilson and offensive lineman Daniel Martz, the team announced on Tuesday.

Wilson, who played his college ball at Maryland, begins his second stint with the Redskins. He was among the players who tried out for the Redskins during the team's Rookie Camp on May 5-7.

Wilson adds to the team's depth at safety, joining starters Sean Taylor and Adam Archuleta and backups Pierson Prioleau, Curry Burns and rookie draft pick Reed Doughty.

If Wilson earns a spot on the final roster or practice squad, it would certainly be one of the great stories to come out of training camp.

The 5-10, 189-pound safety originally signed with the team in April 2004, but he suffered a knee injury on the first day of training camp and was placed on injured reserve, ending his rookie campaign.

Wilson was released by the Redskins shortly after the 2004 season. Since that time, he has helped coach at his high school [DeMatha Catholic in Hyattsville, Md.] while working out and keeping his NFL dream alive.

Martz was listed as a center for the Cologne Centurions in NFL Europe earlier this spring. He had earned a roster spot on Cologne as a free agent.

Martz, 6-3 and 287 pounds, played his college ball at Alabama from 2001-04. He played mostly right guard for the Crimson Tide. He was not selected in the 2005 NFL Draft.

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