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They may not have anyone with high-end credentials to throw the ball, but the Washington Redskins are lining up plenty of guys to try to catch it.

On the same day the team traded for receiver Jabar Gaffney and agreed to terms receiver Donte’ Stallworth, the Redskins have agreed to terms with receiver Brandon Stokley, according to the Twitter page of agent Rick Smith.

The moves come one day after the Redskins agreed to terms with holdover Santana Moss.

A 12-year veteran, Stokley spent 2011 with the Seahawks.  He also has played for the Broncos, Colts, and Ravens, including two seasons with former Denver coach Mike Shanahan.

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  1. johnjosephyossarian says: Jul 27, 2011 4:40 PM

    They need them.

    Guess they’re not going with Anthony Armstrong anymore, LoL.

  2. hobartbaker says: Jul 27, 2011 4:41 PM

    The Over The Hill Gang.

  3. dccowboy says: Jul 27, 2011 4:43 PM

    Yeah, they’ve got some offensive formations featuring 7 WRs planned for this season

  4. hobartbaker says: Jul 27, 2011 4:43 PM

    Brett Favre ?????

  5. wet4football says: Jul 27, 2011 4:43 PM

    orton for mcnabb next mark it down

  6. jaggedmark says: Jul 27, 2011 4:44 PM

    And with the superstar QB the Redskins have, they should run away with the NFC East.

  7. Umar says: Jul 27, 2011 4:44 PM

    I feel like Stokely won’t make it past the preseason. But who knows, maybe he’ll surprise people.

  8. mike83ri says: Jul 27, 2011 4:45 PM

    The Redskins are finally getting some WRs? Best proof I’ve seen so fire that McNabb is getting traded.

  9. AlanSaysYo says: Jul 27, 2011 4:45 PM

    That’d be one hell of a group for 2007.

  10. p01ntman says: Jul 27, 2011 4:46 PM

    This is all a big joke to you isnt it Danny ?

  11. Stupid Raiders Fan says: Jul 27, 2011 4:48 PM

    It takes 5 crappy wideouts to form one super Voltron WR

  12. dewalt2990 says: Jul 27, 2011 4:48 PM

    Good moves, if they had a guy that could throw anti-interceptions.

  13. redmosquito22 says: Jul 27, 2011 4:48 PM

    A lot of below average doesn’t = above average.

  14. cengelman93 says: Jul 27, 2011 4:49 PM

    Not a skins fan, but there is some talent between all 4 of these guys.

    If Moss and Stallworth have some speed left and can stretch the field, Gaffney and Stokley can be productive underneath.

    Now the only question is… who is going to be throwing them the ball – Beck or Grossman?

  15. ee00ee says: Jul 27, 2011 4:50 PM

    perfect! Now they can run the dreaded 3 wheelchair set

  16. toonsterwu says: Jul 27, 2011 4:50 PM

    Well, there’s something to be said for steadiness and consistency. Outside of a couple names in free agency, there wasn’t going to be a top tier fix for the Redskins, and they need to improve other areas of the team as well.

    Moss is the one lock to be on the roster, with Hankerson probably close to a lock as a depth/development guy. Wouldn’t surprise me if Gaffney/Stokely/Armstrong/Stallworth are competing for 2-3 slots (specifically, Armstrong could be competing with Stallworth for a deep threat role), with Banks/Austin competing for a ST role. The other rookies are probably PS types. I’ll be a bit surprised if they pursue any other WR’s in the FA market. They should focus their money on either DL, DB, or OL.

  17. digirootune says: Jul 27, 2011 4:53 PM

    Looking like this years WR corps is a mirror image of last years RB situation…nothing wrong with a little competition. May the best man win..HAIL

  18. bears0492 says: Jul 27, 2011 4:56 PM

    Okay you guys need to understand what these influx of signings mean. Teams need to fill up their rosters to reach 90 and transactions like these reflect that. The Redskins have plenty of young WRs like Armstrong, Austin, Banks and the 3 rookies and now they are adding veterans who can teach these guys. That’s how the NFL works folks – coaches pick up players who they have experience with for a reason.

    Chances are, the Redskins won’t start the season with more than 1 or two of the guys they just signed.

  19. garryjercia says: Jul 27, 2011 4:56 PM

    3 wheelchair formation. That’s funny.

  20. themanchine says: Jul 27, 2011 4:56 PM

    Does Vince Young come with Pepto included or do I have to buy my own every sunday?

  21. dallasux says: Jul 27, 2011 4:57 PM

    Didnt they do this with RBs last year? SMH man they will never learn!

  22. dallasbaby says: Jul 27, 2011 4:58 PM

    Yes, yesssss, spend Danny, spend.

    *rubs hands together*

  23. terrellblowens says: Jul 27, 2011 4:59 PM

    I knew b

  24. terrellblowens says: Jul 27, 2011 5:01 PM

    I knew he was going there before it got out to the media because I heard Gus Johnson scream it from hundreds of miles away. “STOKELY! WOW!”

  25. flybirdsfly says: Jul 27, 2011 5:02 PM

    And to think, I laughed at them because they had old man Joey Galloway on the depth chart last year.

  26. berniemadoffsides says: Jul 27, 2011 5:04 PM

    Is Gus Frerotte available for QB…?

  27. simplesimon1 says: Jul 27, 2011 5:05 PM

    I’d say something but I’m afraid Danny might be in the room. I can’t afford to get sued!!!

  28. sadie753 says: Jul 27, 2011 5:07 PM

    I am happy with these signings. These WR’s cost our team next to nothing and guys like Gaffney, Stokely, and Stallworth would all make good 4th/slot type receivers. Add in Moss, Armstrong, Cooley and Davis, and we have a solid group of “team” players. If Beck is what Shanahan feels he is, and if Torain can stay healthy, I look forward to watching our offense this year.

  29. danfitzger says: Jul 27, 2011 5:07 PM

    So they’re signing a bunch of guys who might or might not have anything left to cheap one year deals and holding a open competition?

    And this is somehow a worse idea than the usual ‘sign a superstar to a ridiculous contract that never pans out and screws the franchise for years’?

  30. gregjennings85 says: Jul 27, 2011 5:09 PM

    I hate to be “that guy”, but they have assembled a nice cast of #2 WRs, with no clear-cut #1. Moreover, there will be little chance of draft picks Leonard Hankerson, Niles Paul or Aldrick Robinson cracking the rotation in year 1, with Gaffney, Moss, Stallworth and Stokely in front of them, not to mention, Anthony Armstrong, Malcolm Kelly and KR/PR Brandon Banks to try to steal balls from..

    That’s 10 WRs, not including Austin, Terrence Austin, Taurus Johnson, Maurice Price and Roydell Williams, which would bring the grand total to 14, even though it would appear this entire last group are all slated to be gone, come roster cutdowns.

    Now, they just need a QB.

    I know, they can trade for one with their three 6th round picks.

    In all seriousness, I stated prior that I liked their draft, but this just seems to be 2 steps forwards and 3 steps backwards, in terms of developing an identity on offense.

    I’ve always been a fan of building a core group of offensive skill players from scratch, as opposed to pulgging in FA vets, which I think has been proven more successful on the defensive side of the ball.

  31. screamingsheep69 says: Jul 27, 2011 5:14 PM

    Everybody go long!

  32. blackqbwhiterb says: Jul 27, 2011 5:14 PM

    Just fill out the 90 man roster, baby…WITHOUT VINCE YOUNG!!!!!

  33. skinsdiehard says: Jul 27, 2011 5:20 PM

    It’s funny how these players become non-productive in your minds because they sign with the Skins. So, you hate the Skins because they are filling out their roster? Of course, not all of these players are going to make the team. They have 13 receivers on the roster now and everyone knows they will only keep 6. Calm down people.

  34. Little Earthquake says: Jul 27, 2011 5:22 PM


  35. fhuizar says: Jul 27, 2011 5:23 PM

    All these WR’s

    and John Beck or Grossman to throw them the ball….


  36. doe22us says: Jul 27, 2011 5:45 PM

    Oh K i did say that if the installation of John Beck, Grossman and whichever scrub is the Redskins QB, oh boy what a long season it will be. The news keeps on getting better, anyhow i understand that some will be cut, camp fodder yada yada, but this is just comical.

  37. stocker1 says: Jul 27, 2011 5:45 PM

    Dan Snyder, Please Sell The Team Before you completely destroy it !!!!!!!

  38. eslamm11 says: Jul 27, 2011 6:01 PM

    Have they figured out how they get the ball to any of these soon-to-be silver domes?

  39. vahawker says: Jul 27, 2011 6:06 PM

    Stokely was money last year for the Hawks(if you can say that about the Hawks). Had a nice year on a bad team. A possession receiver who has a knack for getting 0pen on third downs. Not a bad pick up.

  40. capsrockva says: Jul 27, 2011 6:11 PM

    What a joke This is cracking me up. Listening to Levar & chad is cracking me up I see 4-12 or 5-11 at best

  41. capsrockva says: Jul 27, 2011 6:13 PM

    That’s why I can’t wait until Hockey season. At least
    I’ll be able to watch a winning team

  42. boyshole25 says: Jul 27, 2011 6:13 PM

    Yes i cant wait to use them in madden this year…oh wait i thought it was 2003 nevermind….

  43. capsrockva says: Jul 27, 2011 6:27 PM

    Who’s next Farve/Theisman/D.Willliams. Comon this is a complete joke!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dan sell the dam team

  44. bigdog3838 says: Jul 27, 2011 6:31 PM

    So to start with the skins have a horrible recieving group. Now they add some fairly talented free agents and they are idiots. Did you rather they blew their wad on Santonio Holmes who by the way had fewer catches and yards than Anthony Armstrong last year? I am happy that they are getting value for the money finally. Some solid possesion recievers is what they need. As for Santana Moss, he only had 90+ catches and 1100+ yards last year while learning a new offense and flip-flopping crappy QB’s. You people need to shut up already! Give it some time, it takes time to build up a team that has been so poorly run for so long. You can’t just do it in the draft, you only get about 3-4 quality players from the draft.

  45. capsrockva says: Jul 27, 2011 6:54 PM

    To the person that did a thumbs down on my earlier post, you must like to keep losing FB games. I don’t. The Shanahan’s are a complete joke!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  46. capsrockva says: Jul 27, 2011 6:58 PM

    Our O-line needs to be addressed. I don’t care if you have Peyton or Tom behind this O-line, they’re gonna get killed.

  47. ivanckstrong says: Jul 27, 2011 7:26 PM

    Shanahan and anyone who is OK with this is delusional. Did we not learn anything from last year when we went out and signed every aging veteran available (anyone remember the running back disaster of Portis, Parker, and Holmes??? How about Galloway?)

    For the love of God, we need to stop signing aging veterans and start getting some youth on this team and trusting the decision to sign them enough to let them play and grow. Yes, it will not happen overnight, but it does and WILL work.

    This ridiculous cycle of signing veterans who have one foot out the door and are looking for nothing else than one last, large payday (which the Skins are always obliged to give out), only lasts a year, then they’re gone, the youth have had no time to develope, and we repeat the next season.

    Pretty much every single offensive decision Shanahan has made is HIGHLY questionable to say the LEAST. And offense is supposedly his strength. Anyone who isn’t seriouosly questioning whether this stubborn, old man has seriously lost touch with the reality of football is as blind as he is.

    From what I’ve seen so far, absolutely nothing has shown me this team has improved since the Absolute Dumbest Man In Football left (Hi Cerrato). If anything, it’s gotten worse by taking a solid, foundation building, top 10 defense and completely dismantling it.

    I’m sorry, but football is not rocket science. In the end, there is alot of guess work involved in building a team. But if you can’t trust your draft picks and give them a shot, it’s hopeless, and the only one who comes out on top is Snyders inflated wallet.

  48. capsrockva says: Jul 27, 2011 7:49 PM

    That’s why Hockey is a better sport. Much more hitting and since the season is so much longer I think Hockey is a far more rougher sport! As far as the skins go we suck and will continue to do so as long as Danny boy owns the team. Danny please get out and sell the team

  49. mdnittlion says: Jul 27, 2011 8:43 PM

    Stokley already has two rings, he’s got no reason to try anymore. He’s just looking for a chance to cash in like everybody does that goes to the Redskins and he’s the biggest name. Well other than Donte “drive over you” Stallworth.

  50. smellmyface says: Jul 27, 2011 9:26 PM


    Mabye you should stick to hockey and not come on here saying the same crap Lavar ( not Levar )and Fat boy say. You just show you know nothing about football. Shanahan is in charge not Snyder wether good or bad. Were you out bashing the Caps when they were rocked from the playoffs?

    How that retarded show is still on the air when all that listen are goofballs that follow fat boy and people that bow down to Lavar.

  51. danfitzger says: Jul 27, 2011 10:28 PM

    “anyone remember the running back disaster of Portis, Parker, and Holmes???”

    What disaster? Portis was already on the team, Parker was signed cheap and didn’t even make the final 53, and Johnson (not Holmes) was also signed cheap and had all of 5 carries before he was cut.

    You people don’t seem to understand, the problem with the Redskins was never that they just picked up aging stars, it was that they paid aging stars insane amounts of money and thereby screwed the team. In case you haven’t noticed, thats not whats happening now.

  52. ivanckstrong says: Jul 28, 2011 1:27 AM

    It’s still a problem when younger players who are hungry for a chance aren’t getting the time and training they need because the team is bogged down in worthless veterans. It’s a huge distraction.

    Players need to find a groove, a rhythm, and need to know the first offense inside and out, be comfortable, and know exactly their role going into the season to be the most effective.

    Wasting time with this revolving door of has-beens only delays that process. Once they get their shot in-season, they’re playing catch-up (unless in the circumstance they are just simply THAT good and catch on immediately – few and far between).

    All the decisions so far under Shanahan (while not spending outrageously…yet) have been very on-the-fly.

    Look, I hope I’m wrong, but nothing has shown me otherwise. This year was the best draft for the Redskins in years, but only because we simply DRAFTED people and not trade all our picks away. Use and trust in those draft picks. Work with them so you can build an offensive foundation of players who want to PLAY their brains out to win not cash-in.

  53. capsrockva says: Jul 28, 2011 6:24 PM

    to : smellmyface

    Yes I do know FB and how do we know Danny boy isn’t still trying to destroy this franchise? I mean come on now all we sign is aging free agents who have nothing left in the tank. As for Lavar’s show it is an awesome show, which I might add is the highest y rated show in the area!!!!!!!!!!! It’s much better than a sports show owned Dan which if you say anything bad bout the skins you’re fired. Point blank. As for your hockey reference no I was not bashing the Caps after their exit from the playoffs. It smells like you are either a Pit fan or NE fan

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