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Cloak & Dagger With Skins-Giants


The Redskins' signing of former Giants quarterback Andre' Woodson to their practice squad on Sunday has New York coach Tom Coughlin and players thinking the move is as sinister as a twist in a Tom Clancy novel. Or some plot hatched by the Skins' northern Virginia neighbor, the CIA.

Woodson spent all of last season on the Giants' practice squad and was among New York's final cuts this weekend. He knows all the plays and, even worse, all the audible calls.
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Coughlin was blunt in saying it was obvious why Woodson was signed.

'I have been a part of it,' Coughlin said Monday when asked whether he has ever signed a player released by a team he was about to play. 'I have seen it done. A guy doesn't get in the door two seconds, and he is in a classroom being grilled.'