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Redskins will consider trading for wide receiver to upgrade position, per source

Redskins will consider trading for wide receiver to upgrade position, per source

The Redskins need to upgrade their talent at wide receiver. That’s not a secret. 

In addition to available free agent options, the team is currently looking at possible trades around the league, sources tell NBC Sports Washington. 

Reports showed that the Redskins were active in the trade market for Antonio Brown, and although they didn’t land the former Steelers star, Washington is still in pursuit of a possible top-tier wideout. 

This offseason, Jay Gruden and Doug Williams both spoke about the need to add a receiver that can play on the outside of the offense. 

At the NFL Scouting Combine last month, Gruden specifically said of adding another wide receiver, “If you’re talking about that position you’re probably talking about a bigger guy.” Williams talked about the need for a “flanker.” 

Washington has the draft capital to potentially work a deal. 

The organization holds four picks in the Top 100 selections, including two third-rounders. Washington also has a bunch of extra late-round picks. Packaged together, that could present an appealing offer to an interested team. 

It’s speculative to suggest certain names that could become available elsewhere in the NFL, but keep in mind the Giants just traded Odell Beckham one year after signing him to a $90 million contract. 

In this 2019 offseason, anything can happen.

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Former Redskins QB Josh Johnson destroys Defenders in Week 3

Former Redskins QB Josh Johnson destroys Defenders in Week 3

Former Redskins quarterback Josh Johnson carved up the visiting DC Defenders for 278 yards and three touchdowns Sunday night in the Los Angeles Wildcats' commanding 39-9 victory.

The Wildcats obliterated Cardale Jones (13-of-26, 4 INT) and the Defenders, who fall to 2-1 on the season.

Johnson completed passes to eight different receivers, including William and Mary standout Tre McBride, who was traded from the Defenders to the Wildcats in the preseason.

McBride finished the night with five catches for 109 yards and two touchdowns.

Johnson played for the Redskins during the 2018 NFL season, suiting up for the final four games after the team lost both Alex Smith and Colt McCoy to season-ending injuries. Johnson led the Redskins to a 16-13 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars during Week 15, throwing for 151 yards and a touchdown.

Johnson was selected by the Wildcats in the XFL Supplemental Draft in Nov. 2019. 

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Former Redskins RB Matt Jones powers St. Louis BattleHawks past the New York Guardians

Former Redskins RB Matt Jones powers St. Louis BattleHawks past the New York Guardians

Former Redskins running back Matt Jones was a force on the ground Sunday afternoon for the BattleHawks in the team's 29-9 win against the Guardians.

Jones paved the way for the St. Louis win, rushing for 95 yards and a score on 15 carries.

Jones was drafted by the Redskins in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft out of Florida.

He impressed the coaching staff during his first year in D.C. (794 all-purpose yards, 4 total TDs) but struggled to hold on to the ball, fumbling five times. 

Jones was named the starting running back in 2016 after the Redskins decided to let Alfred Morris leave in free agency.

In his second season, Jones missed nine games with a rash of injuries and eventually lost his starting spot to Rob Kelley. 

He was waived shortly before the start of the 2017 NFL season by the Redskins, and he has been on the move ever since.

Jones and the BattleHawks head to Audi Field for a matchup with the DC Defenders on Sunday, March 8.

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