The Redskins’ wide receiver corps isn’t quite back to where it was last year but they took a huge step in the right direction by signing Terrelle Pryor to a one-year contract today.
The unit lost a pair of 1,000-yard receivers to free agency in DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garçon. The Redskins now gain one in Pryor, who caught 77 passes for 1,007 yards and four touchdowns.
The first thing that will strike opponents about the Redskins’ pass catchers when they take the field on Sundays is that they are tall. Pryor is 6-6 and Josh Doctson, last year’s first-round choice is 6-2. Add in tight ends Jordan Reed (6-2) and Vernon Davis (6-3) and the Redskins should get some more production in the red zone, an area of major weakness in 2016.
Along with the highly productive slot receiver Jamison Crowder, the Redskins’ front-line receivers appear to be strong. The coaches also are high on the potential of second-year receiver Maurice Harris, a 6-3 undrafted free agent who got his feet wet as a rookie last year.
Many are puzzled by Pryor’s contract, which calls for him to make $8 million on the one-year deal. There long was talk that the Browns would franchise tag him, which would have carried a salary of around $15 million. It appears that a solid market did not appear for Pryor based on his one year of full-time wide receiver work. Rather than taking a multi-year deal at a relatively low rate he decided to take the one year and try to have another good year to establish his value for a bigger, multiyear deal.
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The Redskins have struggled on offense in the preseason. The good news is that they are getting one of their best offensive players back to work.
The team announced that tight end Jordan Reed has been activated off the physically unable to perform list (PUP). He was placed on the list at the start of training camp with a toe injury.
At first coach Jay Gruden indicated that the injury would be a short-term problem but as it turns out he spent 24 days on the PUP list.
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Reed made the Pro Bowl last year despite missing a total of four games with a shoulder injury and with a concussion, He caught 66 passes for 686 yards and six touchdowns.
His removal from the list means that he can start practicing with the team immediately. Reed would be eligible to play in the Redskins’ preseason game against the Bengals next Sunday. However, given how cautious the team has been with his injury and his value to the offense it seems likely that he will not take the field for a game until the Redskins’ season opener against the Eagles on September 10.
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Redskins fans don't quite know what they're going to get out of rooking running back Semaje Perine, but legendary WWE icon Jim Ross certainly does.
Ross, a University of Oklahoma fan, saw a lot of Perine when he was a star on the Sooners.
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Ross recently went on CSN to let the people know what, exactly, they were getting from the Oklahoma product. Here's the list of accolades, in no particular order, that Ross has for Perine:
- Restaurant quality running back
- tougher than a 2$ steak
- a man's man
- all man (which is different than being a man's man, somehow)
- a yard wide (?)
You can see the whole thing here, with Ross coming in at the 1:22 mark.
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