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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