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Redskins Sign Safety Adam Archuleta

The Redskins announced March 13 they have signed veteran safety Adam Archuleta. Touted as a smart athlete who possesses quick read and react skills, Archuleta will be a solid addition to the Redskins secondary.

Archuleta, 6-0 and 223 pounds, was originally a first-round pick (20th overall) of the St. Louis Rams in the 2001 NFL Draft. He spent all five years of his career with the Rams, appearing in 72 games with 69 starts. He totaled 547 tackles (360 solo), 15 sacks, 25 pass deflections and two interceptions.

In 2005, Archuleta appeared in and started 14 games and collected 93 tackles (66 solo), 3.5 sacks, five pass deflections and one interception.

The former Arizona State Sun Devil was a linebacker in college before switching to safety as a pro. He finished his college career with 330 tackles (202 solo), 14 sacks, six fumble recoveries and five forced fumbles. His 202 tackles ranks fifth all-time on the Sun Devil's career record list and he also ranks fourth in school history with 54 stops behind the line of scrimmage.

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