As injuries begin to pile up for the Redskins at the wide receiver position, the team might need to add a player from the free agent ranks.
Despite some fan intrigue and social media speculation, that player will not be Dez Bryant, according to a team source.
Over the weekend, Bryant tweeted that he was enjoying watching the Redskins play and was fond of many Washington players.
The redskins looking nice it’s a bunch of East Texans over.. I’m just saying— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) September 9, 2018
After his release from Dallas earlier this offseason, Bryant said that he wanted to play in the NFC East and get the chance to play the Cowboys twice a year.
Team sources made clear earlier this summer that Bryant wasn't in Washington's plans, and despite a battered receiving group, that remains the Redskins outlook.
In their season opening win in Arizona, Washington saw two rookie WRs go out early in the game. Cam Sims hurt his ankle on the opening kickoff, and Trey Quinn hurt his ankle later in the first half.
Head coach Jay Gruden said Monday that the team is awaiting MRI results to determine if one, or both, of the rookie WRs need surgery on their ankle. Combine those leg injuries with the concussion situation with Maurice Harris, and the 'Skins are thin at wideout.
Josh Doctson, Jamison Crowder and Paul Richardson are the only healthy receivers on the active roster.
One player that would make sense for Washington would be Brian Quick. He played in Washington last season and was one of the final cuts this season coming out of the preseason.
Quick knows the system, and perhaps more importantly, can step in immediately and help on special teams.
As for Bryant, he's certainly the biggest name on the free agent market.
Last year in Dallas, he caught 69 passes for more than 800 yards and six touchdowns. Those numbers were down for Bryant, but would have led all Redskins receivers in 2017.
Despite the stats last year, no NFL team has signed Bryant yet. He's had visits with a number of teams, but no signed contract.
Beyond Quick, the Redskins also have internal options they could bring up from the practice squad, including rookie Simmie Cobbs Jr. and Darvin Kidsy.
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