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Washington Redskins sign wide receivers Breshad Perriman & Michael Floyd

Washington Redskins sign wide receivers Breshad Perriman & Michael Floyd

The Washington Redskins required a bit of help at the wide receivers position and thus took a step on Monday to boost the group. Just after the team lost on the Josh Gordon trade, the Redskins signed former first-round picks Breshad Perriman and Michael Floyd, as per a report by Ian Rapoport of NFL Network Insider.

Both of these players, who are free agent receivers, have worked out for the Redskins earlier in the day. This more or less seems to be an effort by the team to bring life to a passing attack which has not been played longer than 25 years in the first two game sofa the season. The two can also help an offense which might result in losing out running back Rob Kelley for about two months if his toe injury, suffered on Sunday, needs surgery.

If Floyd and Perriman remain healthy, then they can add a little depth to a receiving group which has lost players due to injuries and has not been able to show an ability to stretch the defenses. Floyd entered the Redskins just after a preseason with the New Orleans Saints but was cut on September 1. He has played with the team Minnesota Vikings in the last season and was a part of the New England Patriots the season before.

Washington now needs to put in life in the wide receiver section when considering the 19 catches of running back Chris Thompson and tight end Jordan Reed stands second with nine catches. Before the Redskins signed Perriman, the team worked out tight ends, bad quarterback wideouts, Rapoport further reported. Among those who were quarterback Paxton Lynch and wide receiver Kendall Wright, he added. Perriman, who was the 26th overall pick by the Ravens in the year 2015, enters a wide receiver group which is led by Josh Doctson, Jamison Crowder and Paul Richardson.

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