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Cardinals Retain OL Max Garcia, S Charles Washington

Both players agree to one-year deal to return

The Cardinals are re-signing S Charles Washington (left) and OL Max Garcia.
The Cardinals are re-signing S Charles Washington (left) and OL Max Garcia.

The Cardinals are retaining another couple of depth pieces to the roster, agreeing Tuesday to one-year deals with offensive lineman Max Garcia and safety/special teamer Charles Washington.

Garcia,a free-agent signee in 2019, was coming off an ACL tear and spent the first part of the season on the physically-unable-to-perform list. He ended up appearing in seven games, but only played 30 snaps, all on special teams.

He has significant experience on the offensive line, having starting two full seasons when he played for the Broncos in 2016 and 2017.

The Cards are still building up the depth on the line -- Garcia is the 10th offensive lineman currently on the roster, behind starters D.J. Humphries, Justin Pugh, Mason Cole, J.R. Sweezy and Justin Murray, along with Lamont Gaillard, Brett Toth, Joshua Miles and Sam Jones.

The Cardinals also are expected to use draft capital on the offensive line, including a potential starting right tackle with the No. 8 pick overall.

Washington was claimed off waivers from the Lions following final preseason cuts in 2019. In 12 games, Washington did not play a defensive snap but logged 212 snaps on special teams. He is entering his fourth season in the NFL.

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