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Washington Redskins reach deal with free agent WR Breshad Perriman

ESPN.com | Updated: 2018-09-18 06:00:22

ASHBURN, Virginia -- The Washington Redskins have agreed to a deal with former Baltimore Ravens first-round pick Breshad Perriman, who is trying to revive his career with a team in need of depth.

The move occurred on the same day the Redskins were reportedly trying to trade for receiver Josh Gordon, who ended up joining the New England Patriots.

Perriman, the 26th pick in the 2015 draft, struggled in Baltimore because of injuries and a lack of productivity on the field. In 27 games over three seasons with Baltimore, Perriman caught 43 passes for 576 yards and three touchdowns. The Ravens cut him this summer.

Perriman is considered a fast receiver, having run a 4.27 40-yard dash at his Pro Day three years ago. But he suffered multiple injuries, including a partially torn PCL that sidelined him his rookie season. A partially torn ACL sidelined him during his second training camp. He missed the entire 2017 preseason with a hamstring injury.

He also struggled with drops, having been credited with eight since 2016 according to ESPN Stats & Information. While other receivers had more drops during this time, only one -- Kansas City tight end Demetrius Harris -- had fewer receptions.

The Redskins need the help at receiver, which is why they discussed a trade with Cleveland for Gordon, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported. They already have two receivers on injured reserve in Trey Quinn and Cam Sims. Another backup, Maurice Harris, missed the first two games with a concussion. Starting wideout Paul Richardson, the only other speed receiver, played Sunday with a bad shoulder that he said might linger.

The Redskins receivers have a combined 18 catches for 173 yards and no scores in the first two games combined.

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