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Redskins Sign Macklin, Add to CB Depth

The Redskins have signed veteran cornerback David Macklin, the team announced on Thursday.

Macklin, 5-10 and 206 pounds, is expected to add depth to the Redskins' secondary, but he is also an experienced, starting-caliber cornerback.

The Redskins already bolstered depth with the signing of Fred Smoot on March 3. Macklin and Smoot join veteran Shawn Springs and third-year player Carlos Rogers.

Macklin is a 7-year NFL veteran who has started for the Arizona Cardinals the last three years. He spent the first four years of his NFL career--including two years as a regular starter--with the Indianapolis Colts.

Last season, Macklin played in 14 games with seven starts, logging 33 total tackles, one interception and six passes defended.

In his career, Macklin has played in 110 games with 75 starts, and recorded 352 tackles, 14 interceptions and one sack.

He entered the NFL as a fourth-round draft pick (91st overall) of the Colts in 2000.

A native of Virginia, Macklin attended Menchville High School in Newport News, Va., before moving on to Penn State. In college, he was a three-year starter for the Nittany Lions and during his junior season, he tied for the Big Ten Conference lead in interceptions.

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