Redskins Reconstruction: wide receiver

Redskins Reconstruction: wide receiver
March 28, 2011, 1:51 pm
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Monday, March 28, 2011 10:00 a. m.By Rich Tandler
Redskins Blogger
Note: Free agency based on rules from 2009 of four years of NFL experience to become a free agent. The guidelines for this year are as yet undetermined pending resolution of the NFL lockout. Good fit Sidney Rice, Vikings 6-4, 202, age 24
Drafted by Vikings in second round (44 overall) in 2007
Career: 48 games, 26 starts A hip injury that requires surgery and costs you 10 games is a scary thing, so this recommendation comes with a caveat that he checks out medically. But Rice could be the answer at wide receiver that the Redskins have been looking for since The Posse left town. Hes 6-4, fast and athletic. An even though his production was down last year after the surgery, he still averaged 16.5 yards a catch. Other good fits: The Texans Jacoby Jones could be ready to break out into a productive starter after four years as a role player. ... The Packers James Jones doesnt have the best hands out there, but his big-play ability just might make the drops tolerable. Bad fit Braylon Edwards, Jets 6-3, 211, age 28
Drafted by Browns in first round (3) in 2005
Career: 90 games, 84 starts There was talk that the Redskins coveted Edwards on draft day in 2005, but that was two administrations ago. At 6-3, 211, he looks good coming off the bus, but his productivity has not been as impressive. Although he has just one season with over 1,000 yards receiving, he will be looking for a big payday. The team that gives it to him will live to regret it. Other bad fits: Receivers the Redskins should steer well clear of abound, including Randy Moss, Terrell Owens, and, when he gets his release papers from prison, Plaxico Burress. While any of those three could help out in 2011, the team needs to give snaps and passes to Anthony Armstrong and Terrence Austin to move forward. On top of that, its hard to imagine any of them being patient while the Redskins develop a new quarterback.