DENVER, CO - JANUARY 08: Eddie Royal #19 of the Denver Broncos gets tackled after a punt return from Pittsburgh Steelers during the AFC Wild Card Playoff game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 8, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Update: Redskins replied this is NOT Confirmed...so, get refunds on your Royal jerseys now if you can. It still could happen.
Royal signed on for a two-year deal for $12 million. The former Virginia Tech standout was drafted 42nd overall by Redskins coach Mike Shanahan in 2008 when Shanahan was the head coach in Denver.That season, Royal had a career-high 91 catches for 980 yards and five touchdowns.
Royal also is a talented punt returner who averaged 16.2 yards per runback last season.
Current Redskins WR on roster other than the new guys: Anthony Armstrong, Terrence Austin, Brandon Banks, Jabar Gaffney, Leonard Hankerson, Niles Paul, Santana Moss, Alridck Robinson, and Donte Stallworth