UPDATE: The Redskins waived Jehu Chesson
UPDATE: The Redskins officially signed WR Michael Floyd
Source: The #Redskins aren’t done adding at WR. They are signing FA Michael Floyd, I’m told. Two in one day.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 17, 2018
Update: The Redskins officially signed Breshad Perriman
Redksins are signing WR Breshad Perriman, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 17, 2018
The Redskins are bringing in former Baltimore Ravens WR Breshad Perriman today for a workout. Perriman (6'2", 215 lbs) was a first round pick in 2015. He was a bust with the Ravens, and they declined his fifth year option in May. He was released by Baltimore in September 1st.
Perriman sprained his PCL on the first day of training camp his rookie season, and was placed on IR. He had arthroscopic surgery that October. He only started 4 games over the next two years, and missed 5 games last season. He ended his Ravens career with 43 receptions for 576 yards and 3 TDs.
The Redskins have been dealing with a lot of injuries at the wide receiver position this year. They lost second-year WR Robert Davis with a leg injury in the preseason. Maurice Harris has been dealing with a concussion since the first preseason game. Rookies Cam Sims and Trey Quinn were both put on IR after high ankle sprains from Week 1. Paul Richardson Jr. is dealing with an AC joint injury. And the healthy receivers(Josh Doctson, Jamison Crowder, Brian Quick, and Jehu Chesson) haven't exactly been lighting it up.
There have been plenty of calls for WRs to be signed. Dez Bryant, Josh Gordon, and now Breshad Perriman have been brought up as outside help the Redskins could sign. None of them are good options for this team, even if Jay Gruden is in win-now mode.
Former Ravens' first-round pick Breshad Perriman is working out today for the Washington Redskins, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 17, 2018