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Cardinals sign free-agent cornerback Hood

Arizona Cardinals: The Arizona Cardinals on Saturday signed
free agent cornerback Roderick Hood to a five-year contract. Terms
weren't disclosed.

Hood played for the Philadelphia Eagles last season, appearing
in 10 games but missing six because of injuries. He had 18 tackles
(13 solo) and one sack.

Hood signed as a rookie free agent with the Eagles in 2003 out
of Auburn. In 56 games with the Eagles, he collected 98 tackles,
five interceptions, four fumble recoveries and a forced fumble.
He's also returned kickoffs 53 times for 1,236 yards, an average of
23 yards per attempt, and made 40 special teams tackles.

The 25-year-old is a native of Columbus, Ga.

-- The Associated Press

New York Jets: Backup offensive lineman Wade Smith re-signed
with the New York Jets for one year, agent Brian Parker said
Saturday.

The versatile unrestricted free agent spent most of last season
with the Jets, where he was reunited with offensive line coach Tony
Wise, who coached him in Miami. The Dolphins selected Smith in the
third round of the 2003 draft and released him last year.

-- The Associated Press