Packers trade for offensive lineman

The Packers acquired guard David Brandt in a trade Monday with the Redskins. Green Bay gave Washington a conditional seventh-round selection in the 2004 NFL draft.<p>

Brandt (6-foot-4, 313 pounds) retired before the 2002 training camp because "he just didn't feel like he wanted to play last year," his agent Joe Linta told the Green Bay Press-Gazette. "It was a new regime with (coach Steve) Spurrier and he just didn't want to play. He's thrilled to go to the Packers."

Brandt, who also can play center, played in 13 of 16 games as a rookie and started in one game. He started in 36 of 46 games at Michigan. He was signed by the Redskins as an undrafted free agent in 2001.

Brandt, 25, made his first NFL start in Washington's season opener at San Diego, playing right guard. He subsequently was inactive in Weeks 2 and 3 (at Green Bay and against Kansas City), and played mainly on special teams for the rest of the season.

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