Redskins

Quick Links

Redskins sign former first-round pick, WR Breshad Perriman

ecd5d804f681f6dc52254a15a69fab93.png
USA Today Sports Images

Redskins sign former first-round pick, WR Breshad Perriman

The Redskins will sign a former first-round pick at wide receiver. 

According to multiple reports, the Redskins are going to sign former Baltimore Ravens receiver Breshad Perriman. He had worked out for the team earlier today. 

Perriman was the 26th overall pick in the 2015 draft. His problems started right away as he missed his entire rookie season with a knee injury. Perriman’s best year came in 2016, when he played in 16 games and caught 33 passes for 499 yards and three touchdowns. But he couldn’t build on that season in 2017 as he was limited to 11 games with a concussion and he caught just 10 passes for 77 yards. 

The beginning of the end in Baltimore came when the Ravens elected not to pick up his fifth-year option. When the time cap to cut the roster to 53 they decided that they didn’t even want him for a fourth year and let him go. 

The Redskins had shaky depth at receiver to start the year and things got worse when they lost rookies Trey Quinn and Cam Sims to ankle injuries in the season opener. They re-signed Brian Quick and promoted Jehu Chesson from the practice squad, but they still believed they needed more talent. Earlier this afternoon there were reports that they were in on the bidding for troubled Browns receiver Josh Gordon. The Patriots ended up with Gordon and the Redskins moved on to Perriman. 

We will see if Perriman does indeed provide the upgrade the team is looking for. It’s a low-risk maneuver as Perriman likely did not command more than a minimum salary contract and the Redskins could choose to move on if it doesn’t work out. 

The Redskins will have to make a corresponding roster move when the Perriman signing becomes official. 

MORE REDSKINS NEWS:

Quick Links

Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins' workouts are taking place at his parents' house

Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins' workouts are taking place at his parents' house

With the coronavirus pandemic putting a wrench in the NFL offseason and keeping team activities on hold, players have had to get creative with their workouts. 

Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins is among that population. Despite being a starter in the NFL and making millions of dollars, the former Redskin is now staying in shape in a very ordinary way: workouts at his parents' house.

In a story by ESPN, Cousins explained that his family relocated to his parents' house in Orlando, Florida with the league still waiting to resume. The move has been beneficial as it allows Cousins' and his wife, Julie, to have an easier time caring for their two young children. However, living in his parents' house has made it challenging to train the way an NFL quarterback needs to.

Cousins told ESPN that he's traded in a standard gym with machines and large amounts of equipment for his parents' driveway and backyard. He still has everything he needs to get sessions done, including WiFi to video chat with his trainer, but the setting is an interesting one.

Out on the driveway, the quarterback never knows who may pass by on a daily basis.

"I like my privacy, so being out in the driveway, on display for the whole neighborhood to see is probably less than ideal," Cousins told ESPN. "But desperate times call for desperate measures."

"[Every car will] see me doing my shuffles across the driveway, or my cariocas, or doing the jump-rope or different plank exercises, core work, medicine ball, lunges -- whatever it may be," he added. "And different people honk or wave, so it's kind of fun."

CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE REDSKINS TALK PODCAST

Honks and even the occasional "Go Pack, go!" at Cousins in the middle of his workout bring a smile to his face as he navigates the new situation. Cousins may have been a Pro Bowler in 2019, but the current situation of the world has him and many other athletes heading back to their humble beginnings. If he finds success on the field in 2020, his parents' driveway and front yard will be part of the equation. 

Stay connected to the Capitals and Wizards with the MyTeams app. Click here to download for comprehensive coverage of your teams.

MORE REDSKINS NEWS

Quick Links

Adrian Peterson has his sights on passing Barry Sanders for 4th in all-time rushing

Adrian Peterson has his sights on passing Barry Sanders for 4th in all-time rushing

Adrian Peterson could go down as one of the NFL's all-time greats without ever having to play another snap in the NFL.

But as the running back gears up for his 14th NFL season and his third with the Redskins, he has one specific goal in mind.

"Passing Barry Sanders would definitely be one of the highlights of my career," Peterson said on NFL Network, via ProFootballTalk. "What he accomplished, and how I’ve looked up to him, I’ve always wanted to say I did something better than Barry Sanders."

What the 35-year-old running back is referring to is passing Sanders on the all-time career rushing yards list. Peterson, who has amassed over 14,000 rushing yards in his career, currently trails the Lions great by 1,054 yards.

As it stands now, Peterson is fifth all-time in career rushing yards, trailing only Sanders, Emmitt Smith, Walter Payton and Frank Gore.

CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE REDSKINS TALK PODCAST

Moving past Sanders in 2020 might be a tough ask, as Peterson has not topped 1,054 yards in a single-season since 2015, where he rushed for a league-best 1,485 yards with the Vikings. The running back came close to topping that mark in 2018, when he finished with 1,042 yards in his first season in Washington.

Peterson has been the lead back for Washington the past two seasons, starting 31 of a possible 32 games for the team. But with a new regime in place in 2020 and a crowded backfield, it's unlikely that Peterson will turn in a third-straight 200-carry season.

Last season, Peterson went on record to say his goal is still to break Smith's all-time rushing yards record. Peterson currently sits just over 4,000 yards behind the Cowboys legend.

"Yeah, why not?" Peterson said. "I'm still playing the game at a high level, and I feel like I can continue to play for a long period of time. So why not keep my bar at reaching 18 [thousand yards] and surpassing Emmitt Smith?"

Stay connected to the Capitals and Wizards with the MyTeams app. Click here to download for comprehensive coverage of your teams.

MORE REDSKINS NEWS