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Redskins reel in Mike Furrey

Veteran receiver Terrell Owens has said he’d like to play for the Redskins. The Redskins have opted to sign a different veteran receiver.

The team announced earlier this afternoon that the Mike Furrey has joined the team.

A finalist for the 2009 NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year Award as a member of the Browns, Furrey flirted with the Bears, given his experience with the Rams and Lions under Chicago offensive coordinator Mike Martz, but nothing ever came of it.

The versatile Furrey, 33, began his pro career in the XFL. He has played offense and defense during his time in the NFL. Last year in Cleveland, he started two games as a receiver, and two as a safety.

It’s unknown whether he’ll be playing defense in D.C. In the release, he’s listed as a receiver.

The team also announced the release of linebacker Alvin Bowen, defensive lineman Antoine Holmes, cornerback Marcus McCauley, and tight end Sean Ryan.