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Jaguars add DBs

The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed unrestricted free agent defensive backs Dewayne Washington and Lewis Sanders to contracts today.

Washington, who was released by Pittsburgh on February 26, played in all 16 games for the Steelers in 2003 finishing with 60 tackles, seven passes defensed and one interception. The 11th year veteran has missed only one game in his career starting 137 of 142 career games with eight postseason starts.

Washington, 31, was originally a first round draft choice out of North Carolina State by the Minnesota Vikings in 1994. He played four seasons with the Vikings before signing as a free agent with Pittsburgh in 1998. For his career he has 743 tackles and 29 interceptions with five touchdown returns.

Sanders, 25, played in nine games starting one contest for the Browns in 2003 finishing with eight tackles and two passes defensed before being place on injured reserve with a groin injury. The 6-1, 210-pounder has played four seasons with the Browns after being drafted in the 4th round of the 2000 NFL Draft.

The Jaguars now have 69 players under contract.

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