Today the Washington Redskins in reaction to injuries and subpar wide receiver play have added two notable wide receivers. First the Redskins added former first round pick Breshaud Perriman who was cut from the Baltimore Ravens in August. The four year veteran did not live up to expectations in Baltimore. Perriman missed his rookie season with an injury. In 2016 Perriman had his best season with 33 catches for 499 yards and three touchdowns. Last season Perriman played in 11 games and only had 10 catches fro 77 yards. Perriman does posses good speed and according to reports was impressive during his workout today for the Redskins.
The Redskins also added 2012 first round pick Michael Floyd. The former Arizona Cardinal, New England Patriot, and last season Minnesota Viking was cut by the Saints this summer. For his career Floyd has 256 receptions for 3,859 yards and 24 touchdowns. When matched up with Larry Fitzgerald, Floyd was a top receiving threat in the NFL. Floyd had some off the field issues which led to him leaving the Cardinals. Floyd was way down the depth chart last season with the Vikings.
These moves seem to signal that the Redskins have seen a concern with the receiving corps. Josh Doctson has under performed so far, Paul Richardson has an AC joint injury to his shoulder, Maurice Harris still hasn’t cleared concussion protocol, and Cam Sims and Trey Quinn are both on IR. That leaves Jamison Crowder, Josh Doctson, and Brian Quick as your healthy wide receivers. Jehu Chesson played well on special teams but his one target was almost an interception, was cut to make room for Perriman. No corresponding move has been announced for the Floyd signing but Coach Jay Gruden did say today that running back Rob Kelley could miss some time with an toe injury. Also Brian Quick could be cut as well. Needless to say the Redskins receiving has been revamped and will need to produce to help the offense.