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Redskins sign five undrafted free agents

Marvin Burdette, Jordan Hall AP

When Pierre Garcon was unable to play last season due to a foot injury that forced him to miss half the season, the Washington Redskins offense struggled to find consistent production from their receiving corps.

Garcon was the only Redskins receiver to eclipse 600 yards receiving last season and Washington ranked just 20th in the league in passing offense. Coupled with the Redskins choosing not to take a receiver in the draft, it may be the reason a trio of undrafted rookies felt the Redskins could give them a strong opportunity of making an NFL roster.

The Washington Redskins signed five undrafted rookie free agents to their squad with three playing wide receiver.

New Haven receiver Jason Thompson, Troy wide out Chip Reeves and Connecticut receiver Nick Williams all signed deals with the Redskins this week. Thompson is the only one that checks in over six-feet tall at 6-foot-3. Reeves and Williams are 5-foot-10 and 5-foot-9 respectively.

Behind Garcon and Santana Moss, the group of undrafted free agents will be competing against Dezmon Briscoe, Leonard Hankerson, Joshua Morgan and Aldrick Robinson in hopes of finding a roster spot. Washington could add more competition to the roster this offseason as they still have room on the 90-man offseason roster.

In addition to the group of receivers, the Redskins also signed inside linebacker Marvin Burdette from the University of Alabama-Birmingham and Utah center Tevita Stevens.

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33 Responses to “Redskins sign five undrafted free agents”
  1. mazblast says: May 2, 2013 2:22 AM

    The REDSKINS (I will call them that forever) have to go this route since John Mara had The Great Roger Goodell Live And In Person take away some of the REDSKINS’ cap space.

    OTOH, if there’s one place where you can find a gem from an unexpected place, it’s WR.

  2. defscottyb says: May 2, 2013 2:59 AM

    I just watched a Jason Thompson college highlight video and he is a serious player. Dude reminds me of Randy Moss, hope he makes the team.

  3. peytonsneck18 says: May 2, 2013 3:02 AM

    Wooow Piere Gar-ba`ge only had 600 yards, 42 million well spent….u guys like our rejects dont cha!??! Redskins 2013 Super Toilet Bowl winners

  4. douglasdfresh says: May 2, 2013 3:38 AM

    Santana ain’t getting any younger, Morgan and Garcon coming off injuries, Hankerson getting better, but still has the drops. Would love to see Robinson break out or Briscoe earn some more playing time. Receiving Corps performed well enough last year (4 guys over 500yds with a combined 17 TDs), but searching for more talent is a must.

  5. romosmicrodongs says: May 2, 2013 4:00 AM

    http://washington.cbslocal.com/2013/04/29/jordan-reed-learned-how-to-play-tight-end-by-watching-hernandez-witten

    article on jordan reed, redskins third round receiving threat, addressing draft concerns and speaking on j witt and a Hernandez as his idol

  6. 54isaiah17 says: May 2, 2013 4:03 AM

    New Haven, Troy, & U Conn, Huh. Boy that’s some PowerHouse Programs there! So, In addition to having no Quarterback, the RedTails have no receivers, either.

    They should go far this year, maybe even all the way up to First Pick in the Draft! Not Bad for the Second Rate Team in Maryland!

  7. 54isaiah17 says: May 2, 2013 4:11 AM

    IllogicalVoice should be proud! I’m sure he’ll post some sort of Nonsense.

  8. omen316 says: May 2, 2013 4:13 AM

    Redskins suck. Nothing to see here.
    Go Giants.

  9. theclaim says: May 2, 2013 5:01 AM

    HTTR!

  10. rg3skinsgetsome says: May 2, 2013 5:29 AM

    What happen with devin stark?? 6ft 3 as well ..he is better then anyone of those dudes u just talked about..I was hopeing he would make the team..

  11. thesteelers says: May 2, 2013 5:55 AM

    LOL, this should put them over the top!

  12. mattw70 says: May 2, 2013 7:18 AM

    Funny how other teams fans click on an article about the Redskins signing UDFAs and even comment. I would never click and comment on another teams UDFAs,why would I care?

  13. boyshole25 says: May 2, 2013 7:23 AM

    Austin peay product Devin stark. This kid has Brandon Marshall potential who shanny also found outta nowhere

  14. kerryc21realty says: May 2, 2013 7:57 AM

    It’s good to see this team getting better and better, making smart moves, and winning e division last year even considering the completely unfair cap penalty. HTTR

  15. themfman says: May 2, 2013 8:00 AM

    What was the name of the powerhouse Jerry rice came from @54isaiah17 or randy moss. U sound as stupid as espn talking heads like big schools only put out the best product. Stop hating & get on your teams page clown

  16. bigkountry24 says: May 2, 2013 8:22 AM

    Its very funny how the ones clowning about the Skins are the ones who’s teams are worst off than ours. We will be ok. Stop the hating now before its to late. HTTR!

  17. thraiderskin says: May 2, 2013 8:26 AM

    Well atleast we didn’t throw our season for the #1 overall pick in the previous draft, so I can live with the slowly but surely.

  18. dirtydrynn27 says: May 2, 2013 9:11 AM

    There are other thingz in the fridge to drink besides haterade……..

  19. h1ndrix says: May 2, 2013 9:13 AM

    Maybe you didn’t notice while the Skins were winning the division last year but you don’t need premiere WR’s when you’re running the ball down the other team’s throat play after play.

  20. twilson962 says: May 2, 2013 9:16 AM

    If Garcon can play all season I think he’ll be pushing for a pro-bowl spot. When he was on the field the Skins O was a ton more efficient. (seen through rose-colored glasses, I know)

    Tana is the man… But yea. He’s not getting any younger. He & London are my two fav Skins over the last 7-8 years.

    I always hold my breath when Hank is thrown the ball. He’ll make a spectacular catch, then drop an easy one.

    Morgan still needs to repent for losing his cool at the end of the Rams game. (Yea yea. I’ll get over it eventually)

    Aldrick Robinson is fast as all hell! I’d love to see him become more of an all-around receiving threat.

  21. baddegg says: May 2, 2013 10:56 AM

    PS…DeMarcus Ware and Lawrence Tynes both came out of Troy State. Yeah, you are right you genious no one good will ever come out of that college.

    It’s funny how the people who try to insult the most often are the most stupid…

  22. twilson962 says: May 2, 2013 11:41 AM

    DeMarcus Ware & Osi Umenyiora were teammates at Troy St.

  23. fightforalldc says: May 2, 2013 11:46 AM

    I find it hilarious how so many fans of of other teams want to say reskins suck blah blah blah. Yet they can’t help but want to check in in them constantly. Been a fan for 30 years now and it’s never been this bad. So many people are jealous of rg3 and the skins. All I can say is hi haters. Get used to it the way they are built they will be a great team for a long time.

    HTTR! Hail to victory.

  24. candr196 says: May 2, 2013 12:16 PM

    You all are ignorant. I can tell you one thing, I would make sure I actually knew what I was talking about before posting comments on a thread concerning another team.
    Peytonsneck18 – garçon didn’t even play the whole season. Watch a little football once in awhile. It might help you know what you’re talking about.

    54isaiah17 – Steve McNair Alcorn state, Walter Payton Jackson state, Jerry Rice Mississippi valley, Howie Long Villanova, Doug Williams Grambling, Terrell Owens Tennessee-Chatanooga, Michael Strahan Texas southern, Art Shell Maryland state.. Not to mention our second rate team beat you clowns last year. You’re making yourself look stupid. shut your face.

    Thesteelers- your team just signed 15 undrafted players. Maybe you should spend more time on your own teams pages and less spreading your stupidity.

  25. thesmartestmanever says: May 2, 2013 12:54 PM

    if you take away the McNabb stint here in D.C. this team has been built to compete. Snyder finally got it right and surrounded himself with people who know football. I remember back in the day when Shanahan was coaching Denver. Shanahan always had this look in his eyes that kinda scared me. as for Allen he was charged with finding talent for a team that didn’t want to spend money in Tampa Bay, and did pretty good. Snyder could not have done any better IMO. this team is young, hungry, and most important they have three years of consistency and RGIII year two. WATCH OUT FOR US!!

  26. ccrascoe says: May 2, 2013 1:44 PM

    devin stark would be a great addition to the Redskins receiving core!!

    1. Runs great routes
    2. goods hands, very seldom drops balls, especially under pressure
    3. Large frame
    4. Average to good speed
    5. knows how to find the ball if not thrown where expected.

  27. stigallskins44 says: May 2, 2013 2:42 PM

    Giants fans live in fear of the mighty Redskins and always have, that’s why Mara begged Godell to not only dock our salary cap but take draft picks as well so we could not draft rg3, oops guess who won the division anyway that’s right Giants, get used to it HTTR

  28. rg3skinsgetsome says: May 2, 2013 3:36 PM

    Hey peytonsneck18.. garson had 600 yards in almost half a season and skins where 9-2 when hes foot healed up and played…..you should know the facts before u run your mouth..your colts are garbage ..perfect fit for a bunch of losers..step into the nfc east and lets see how u do…u play in a weak divison son…step your game up..

  29. skins1970 says: May 2, 2013 4:43 PM

    Skins are also bringing WR Josh Jarboe(Remember him?) for a tryout this weekend.

  30. thirdistheworrd says: May 2, 2013 4:49 PM

    rg3skinsgetsome says: May 2, 2013 5:29 AM
    What happen with devin stark?? 6ft 3 as well ..he is better then anyone of those dudes u just talked about..I was hopeing he would make the team..
    ___________
    boyshole25 says: May 2, 2013 7:23 AM
    Austin peay product Devin stark. This kid has Brandon Marshall potential who shanny also found outta nowhere
    _________
    The official signing count is now up to 12, and although Stark, Steve Greer (ILB-UVA, 5/6 round prospect), and eight other free agents have all agreed to terms with the Redskins, they can’t sign with the team yet due to roster size restrictions. In other words, they’ll be in camp, and it’s just a matter of time before Briscoe, Jordan Black, Maurice Hurt, etc. get the axe (Unfortunately Captain Chaos may also be in this group) and the rookies are on the team.

  31. rg3skinsgetsome says: May 2, 2013 6:52 PM

    @Thirdistheworrd: thanks man

  32. thegloriousone says: May 2, 2013 7:32 PM

    That’s what you have to do when you sacrifice a bunch of future drafts for one player.

  33. stevenray72 says: May 2, 2013 10:15 PM

    @peytonsneck 18
    Seems to be jealous that Redskins get production from players, where the Colts could not!

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