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.
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