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Redskins Sign Schweigert to Roster

The Redskins have signed free agent safety Stuart Schweigert, the team announced on Monday.

To make room for Schweigert, the Redskins released linebacker Rian Wallace.

Schweigert was at Redskins Park on Monday as the team resumed OTA work.

Schweigert, 6-2 and 210 pounds, has played four NFL seasons with the Oakland Raiders. He had lost his starting job late last year and the team signed free agent Gibril Wison this offseason.

Schweigert was released by the Raiders on May 21.

Schweigert has played in 63 games, with 42 starts, and compiled 315 tackles, four interceptions and 18 passes defended in his career.

Last season, Schweigert started 10-of-15 games and totaled 69 tackles and two interceptions.

Schweigert's best season was in 2006, when he totaled a career-best 107 tackles and four passed defended in 16 games.

Schweigert was a third-round draft pick (67th overall) by the Raiders in 2004.

He played college football at Purdue, where he was a semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award, given to the nation's top defensive.

At Purdue, Schweigert totaled a school-record 17 interceptions at Purdue, besting the previous mark of 11 picks held by Rod Woodson.

Schweigert grew up in Saginaw, Mich.

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