Three visits on tap for Hackett

It's been a strange couple of weeks for WR D.J. Hackett. He was projected to be one of the top wideouts available in free agency this year, but because of some injury concerns, several other receivers have signed deals while he's seen tepid interest at best. On Wednesday, Scout.com's Adam Caplan reported that Hackett will visit two other teams in addition to a scheduled visit with the Redskins.

It's long been rumored that Hackett would visit the Washington Redskins. With his connections to new head coach Jim Zorn and his abilities fitting in perfectly with the west coast offense that Zorn will install, it wasn't a huge surprise to see the two sides make contact with each other.

However, Caplan has also reported that after his visit to the nation's capital today, he'll be in Tampa on Thursday to visit with the Buccaneers and Charlotte on Friday to see what the Carolina Panthers have to offer.

Hackett was a fifth-round draft choice of the Seahawks in 2004 and, after spending his rookie season on injured reserve, he burst onto the scene in 2005 with 28 receptions for 400 yards and two touchdowns during Seattle's Super Bowl run.

He followed that up with his best season as a pro in 2006 by posting 45 receptions for 610 yards and four touchdowns and the expectation was he would push for a starting spot in 2007.

That didn't happen though.

He struggled with a high ankle sprain suffered in the team's opening game against Tampa Bay and missed the next six games.

He returned only to re-injur himself when the team played in St. Louis against the division rival Rams and the proceeded to miss the next four games.

Because he only played in six games, Hackett's numbers were a disappointment as he only posted 32 receptions for 384 yards and three scores and several NFL experts have pontificated that is a big reason for the lack of interest and offers.

Stay tuned to Seahawks.NET as we continue to follow news as it happens with Hackett's situation.


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