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.
I keep hearing Redskins want to upgrade at WR. A source tells me that’s not confined to free agency and team could be looking at trades. Have heard “big splash” more than once.— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) March 14, 2019
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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