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Veteran Wide Receivers May Join Redskins



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    Some seasoned hands could be just what the Redskins need this coming season. Minicamp has begun for the Skins and veteran wide receiver Kelly Washington is showing lots of promise. He’s made some nice catches and could be a player the Redskins sign at some point.

    Receiver D.J. Hackett also has years of NFL experience and is a non-roster invitee to camp, just like Washington. Injuries has the Redskins coming up short on veteran wide receivers and this dynamic duo is getting lots of reps with the first team.
    Washington and Hackett are not likely to get more than a one-year veteran contract at this point, because they both are unrestricted free agents.

    Washington said he has invitations to attend upcoming minicamps with other clubs, and is comfortable continuing to show his ability through that process if he does not get signed quickly here according to

    "It's just a good opportunity for me to come in and show my skills as a veteran in the league," Washington said, "and keep getting in better shape, because there are other teams in the league that are interested. So it's good to work through the team drills and just get evaluated."

    If signed Washington hopes to be signed to special teams.