Skins sign former Baylor WR Gettis to futures contract

Skins sign former Baylor WR Gettis to futures contract
January 7, 2014, 2:30 pm
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Carolina Panthers wide receiver David Gettis (12) during training camp at Gibbs Stadium.

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The Redskins have signed former Baylor WR David Gettis to a reserve/future contract, the team announced Tuesday. 

Gettis (6 foot 3, 220) was drafted by the Panthers in the sixth round of the 2010 draft. In 15 games as a rookie, he hauled in 37 passes for 508 yards and three touchdowns. But he’s only appeared in two games since because of a torn ACL and a hamstring injury.

Gettis, 26, played two seasons with quarterback Robert Griffin III while at Baylor.

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He joins seven other players the Redskins signed to reserve/future deals last week: Punter Robert Malone (Fresno State), running back Davin Meggett (Maryland), tight end Gabe Miller (Oregon State), cornerback Ryan Mouton (Hawaii), tight end Richard Quinn (North Carolina), center Tevita Stevens (Utah) and cornerback Peyton Thompson (San Jose State).

Meggett, Miller, Stevens and Thompson were on the Redskins’ practice squad when the team’s season ended.

Malone has appeared in 31 games for the Buccaneers, Lions and Jets, averaging 44.5 yards per punt, including an 84-yard punt for the Jets last season. Mouton was in Washington’s training camp last summer, while Quinn has appeared in 30 games, including one with the Redskins in 2011.

The contracts take effect March 11, when rosters are expanded to 90 players.

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