Patten Signs

The Redskins bolstered their receiving corps this afternoon, signing David Patten, late of the New England Patriots.

The Redskins bolstered their receiving corps this afternoon, signing David Patten, late of the New England Patriots.

Patten gives the Redskins an experienced wideout, though he's at best a No. 2 and perhaps a No. 3, depending on who else is on the roster. He's listed at 5-foot-10, but appeared smaller in person. But he has speed and averaged more than 18 yards a catch with seven touchdowns for the Super Bowl champs this season.

He posted a career-high 61 receptions a few years ago for New England. He's also played for the Giants and the Browns.

The Redskins likely will continue to look for a big receiver, perhaps through the draft. There's still the possibility of trading Laveranues Coles. They're also shopping wideout Rod Gardner.

An 11 a.m. press conference is scheduled for Friday.


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