Junkies: Perriman 'makes Josh Doctson look like a future Hall of Famer'

Josh Luckenbaugh
September 18, 2018 - 6:27 am
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The Redskins brought in two new wide receivers on Monday, Breshad Perriman and Michael Floyd, but the Junkies are not overly excited about the signings. 

Perriman, a former first-round pick of the Ravens, disappointed in Baltimore and now gets a second chance with Washington. Floyd, another former first-round draft choice, had some productive seasons with the Cardinals, but his reputation and playing time has seriously dropped since 2016 after a series of DUI arrests. 

Redskins fans should temper their expectations for the duo, Eric Bickel argued Tuesday.

"He makes Josh Doctson look like a future Hall of Famer, his production," said Bickel of Perriman. "Can't catch, so I expect nothing there. And then Floyd, very good player, but he hasn't done anything in two years."

"I'm not a big let's just go sign every guy out there with issues, but if you're gonna sign Floyd, I'd rather sign Dez (Bryant). Because Dez has been more productive recently. This guy hasn't done anything in three years."

"But that's how desperate this team feels like they are at that position. I mean, they're going out there and signing guys who can't catch and haven't done anything in two years," Jason Bishop added. 

The Redskins are certainly thin at wide receiver. Rookies Trey Quinn and Cam Sims were both placed on injured reserve last week, and Maurice Harris has yet to appear after suffering a concussion during the preseason. 

Regardless, the Junkies expect Perriman and Floyd to at least push another first-round pick, Doctson, for playing time at wide receiver. Doctson is off to a slow start, catching five passes for 48 yards on 10 targets in Washington's first two games.

JP: I wonder, if you actually have an open competition for Josh Doctson's job, does Doctson win it?

Cakes: Well I think that's part of why you brought them in.

EB: Josh Doctson shouldn't be sleeping that comfortably.

Cakes: This is, 'Hey Josh, look. We're bringing in not one, but two guys to push for playing time.' It's a wake-up call.  

EB: And they're both just like you, former first-round picks. Washed-out receivers like you are a dime a dozen. 

Cakes: Yep, he should not be comfortable. Not in the least. 

The signings also raise the question: should the Redskins have pushed harder to acquire Josh Gordon, who the Browns traded to the Patriots Monday for a fifth-round pick?

Gordon has his own laundry list of off the field issues, but as Bishop argued, also has the ability to be a top-tier wideout. 

"If he has one infraction, then he's gone. But I thought it was worth the risk," Bishop said. "Josh Gordon would have stepped in right away and been a legitimate number one (wide receiver). Like a legitimate number one that you can count on for eight to 10 catches and maybe a touchdown a week."

"If he's healthy, and if his mind's right and everything," Bickel asserted.

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