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Redskins claim Dezmon Briscoe off waivers

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Wide receiver Dezmon Briscoe didn’t have to wait long to find a new home after getting waived by the Buccaneers on Thursday.

Adam Caplan of TheSidelineView.com reports that the Redskins claimed Briscoe off of waivers on Friday. The Redskins have reshaped their receiving corps this offseason by adding Pierre Garçon and Josh Morgan and releasing Jabar Gaffney, but it’s not clear where there would be a spot for Briscoe. Leonard Hankerson and Santana Moss are the favorites for the two other spots in the top four of the depth chart and there are plenty of other players vying for any leftover spots, so Briscoe’s definitely got his work cut out for him.

It won’t help his cause that Briscoe failed to show up to Bucs camp in good enough shape to pass Greg Schiano’s conditioning test, according to the Tampa Bay Times. He wasn’t a regular attendee at the team’s offseason workouts so that failure likely amounted to the last straw for Schiano, who has spent much of the offseason clearing the roster of players from the Raheem Morris years.

Morris is now in Washington, of course, which probably helped Briscoe land on his feet. Given the looks of things on the depth chart, Briscoe, who had 35 catches for 387 yards last season and led the Buccaneers with six touchdown catches, will need more of that help to wind up on the 53-man roster.

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6 Responses to “Redskins claim Dezmon Briscoe off waivers”
  1. sadskinsfan89 says: Jul 27, 2012 5:43 PM

    The skins do realize receivers cant play O-line right?

  2. ksmith013 says: Jul 27, 2012 5:56 PM

    Another Raheem Morris bum to the Redskins. Everyone from the Morris regime that gets cut by Schiano will land on their feet in Washington.

  3. chuckmuncie says: Jul 27, 2012 8:01 PM

    Wasn’t he attached to some Twitter/Basketball Wives reality mess this off-season? Focus on your job, show up in shape and be a professional.

  4. deshackle says: Jul 28, 2012 7:31 PM

    So why cut Jabar Gaffney? The guy had 68 receptions for 947 yards. Bet you a dollar to a doughnut Pierre Garcon will not reach those numbers next year. That move is almost bizzare as cutting Devin Thomas and keeping Joey Galloway, but not quite.

  5. defscottyb says: Jul 29, 2012 7:30 AM

    deshackle says: Jul 28, 2012 7:31 PM

    So why cut Jabar Gaffney? The guy had 68 receptions for 947 yards. Bet you a dollar to a doughnut Pierre Garcon will not reach those numbers next year. That move is almost bizzare as cutting Devin Thomas and keeping Joey Galloway, but not quite.
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    Agree about Gaffney… wtf? Briscoe is only 22, gaffney is 31. Guess Shanahan wants youth. Mistake getting rid of Gaffney, he was real solid. But, that makes 9 wr’s the Skins have now and most are young. Moss the oldest at 32 or 33 but Moss still good.

  6. skinsfanwill says: Jul 29, 2012 5:59 PM

    I’m still scratching my head at the Josh Morgan signing. Especially when he was coming off a surgery and never did anything to begin with. Hankerson will be great. He’s got incredible hands. Garcon drops every third pass. We should have went after Lloyd instead of letting the Pats get him.

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