Redskins signing Breshad Perriman, Michael Floyd

Chris Lingebach
September 17, 2018 - 7:40 pm

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The Redskins are signing former Ravens first-round pick Breshad Perriman, 106.7 The Fan's Craig Hoffman confirmed on Monday.

The 25-year-old wide receiver never lived up to his first-round billing and was waived by Baltimore ahead of the 2018 regular season. Now he gets a second chance with the Redskins, a team riddled with injuries at the wide receiver position just two weeks into the season.

Perriman was one of about "four or five guys" to work out at Redskins Park on Monday, according to head coach Jay Gruden. Former Broncos QB Paxton Lynch and ex-Cardinal receiver Michael Floyd are two other players who reportedly worked out for the Redskins.

The Redskins waived Jehu Chesson, who was added from the practice squad for Sunday's home-opener, a roster move that seemingly corresponded with the Perriman signing. But Gruden also mentioned running back Robert Kelley suffered a toe injury, and could miss up to a "month, month-and-a-half" if the injury requires surgery. Which means another move was likely coming.

That move is Michael Floyd, Washington's second wide receiver signing of the day.

Floyd, 28, is also a former first-round pick (Cardinals, 2012). He spent 2017 in Minnesota, where he caught 10 passes for 78 yards in 11 games. He signed with the Saints this summer but was released before the regular season.

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