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Quick Move: Redskins Add Veteran Receiver

Former Rams second-round pick Brian Quick is the newest receiver for the Redskins.

The Washington Redskins continued revamping their wide receiver group while getting even taller in the process.

The Redskins agreed to a contract with free agent Brian Quick on Friday, the team announced on Friday. The 6-foot-4 target had a career-best 41 receptions for 564 yards and three touchdowns in 2016 for Los Angeles. The Rams selected the former Appalachian State product 33rd overall in the 2012 NFL Draft.

Some quick thoughts (pun intended):

* Don't think this is a wow move. Think helpful, assuming Quick is WR4 type. He caught fewer than 20 passes in three of his four seasons before 2016. What he offers is size and speed. Though an underachiever during his five seasons, Quick averages a robust14.3 yards per catch. 

* Washington, which earlier signed Terrelle Pryor in free agency, could have a potent wide receiver unit next season despite the loss of Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson. Jamison Crowder showed he's a dynamo from the slot. Pryor emerged as a go-to threat for Cleveland last season. Josh Doctson, last year's first-round pick, should return after injuries wrecked his rookie campaign. Maurice Harris and Ryan Grant have NFL experience. 

* Pryor, Quick, Doctson and Harris are all 6-foot-2 or taller. Yes, the fade pass isn't going away, but at least the time the players targeted have good size. Jackson (5-foot-10) and Garcon (6-foot-0) weren't exactly built for such routes. 

* The pessimist might wonder if Quick signing on says anything about Doctson's Achilles, but offseason videos showed him running routes. I haven't heard of any concerns from sources, though I haven't checked lately. Think positive.


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