Friday, July 27, 2012

Redskins Claim Briscoe

Well...we couldn't really expect the Redskins to not take a shot in the dark and sign a player that makes you think...Why?...this offseason did we?

Today, that is exactly what they did. The Redskins claimed former Buccaneer's receiver Desmond Briscoe off of waivers. Briscoe was waived by the Buc's yesterday. In order to make room for Briscoe, the Redskins released receiver Brian Hernandez from Utah.

Would you like to know why Briscoe was removed from the Buccaneer's? He couldn't pass Greg Schiano's conditioning test. He's out of shape. Briscoe wasn't a regular at the Bucs offseason workouts and therefore failed the conditioning test with flying colors.

Sooooo that makes him a perfect fit for the Redskins right?! NO!

The Redskins recent craze with wide receivers has continued. Briscoe now marks the third receiver that the Bruce Smith and Dan Snyder have signed. Josh Morgan and Pierre Garcon were two good receiver signings...Desmond Briscoe...not so much.

He's out of shape and I don't think he stands that much of a chance of making the Redskins 53 man roster. He'll have to battle Leonard Hankerson, Santana Moss, and Aldrick Robinson for the final spots on the Redskins receiver depth chart.

Last season, Briscoe finished with 35 catches for 387 yards and six touchdown catches. He'll need a lot more than that if he wants to make the 53 man roster.

Personally, I'm just not feeling it. I don't think the Redskins really needed to go out and add another wide receiver. He's young, yes. But, young talent is always good talent. Briscoe will have to really show himself early if he wants any consideration for the final roster


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