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Cowboys re-sign TE James Hanna to three-year, $8.25 million deal

Tight end James Hanna (84) re-signed with the Cowboys on Friday, agreeing to a three-year, $8.25 million deal.
Tight end James Hanna (84) re-signed with the Cowboys on Friday, agreeing to a three-year, $8.25 million deal. Star-Telegram

The Cowboys continued re-signing their own, getting tight end James Hanna back, according to a source.

Hanna agreed to a three-year, $8.25 million deal, including $3.25 million guaranteed.

Hanna, a sixth-round pick in 2012 out of Oklahoma, has made only 33 receptions for 286 yards and no touchdowns in his four seasons. But the Cowboys value Hanna’s blocking abilities.

He has played in 62 of 64 possible games, missing two games last season after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery.

Hanna visited San Diego on Friday. But with Jason Witten turning 33 in May and Gavin Escobar not expected to be ready for training camp after tearing his right Achilles’ late last season, the Cowboys lured Hanna back.

They also have Geoff Swaim, a seventh-round pick last year, at the position, but the University of Texas ex played in only four games as a rookie.

The Cowboys also re-signed cornerback Morris Claiborne, offensive tackle Charles Brown and linebacker Kyle Wilber on Friday. They lost offensive guard/center Mackenzy Bernadeau to the Jaguars.

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