Breshad Perriman

Browns Sign WR Breshad Perriman

Breshad Perriman has found a new home. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports (via Twitter) that the wideout has signed with the Browns. To make room on the roster, the team is placing wideout Derrick Willies on the injured reserve (via Ohio.com’s Nate Ulrich on Twitter).

The 2015 first-round pick was released by the Ravens in September following three underwhelming seasons with the team. After sitting out his entire rookie campaign due to injury, Perriman managed to show a bit of promise in 2016, hauling in 33 catches for 499 yards and three scores. However, he seemingly took a step back in 2017, catching only 10 passes for 77 yards.

The 25-year-old later caught on with the Redskins, but he was waived by the team before appearing in a game. A number of teams had taken the time to audition Perriman following his Baltimore and Washington stints, including the Eagles, PatriotsJaguars, JetsGiants, Bills, and Vikings.

While the Browns had never been reported as a suitor, the pairing makes plenty of sense. The team’s receiver corps has been shaken up over the past few months, and they’re currently dealing with injuries to Rashard Higgins and Willies. While Perriman won’t pass Jarvis Landry or Antonio Callaway on the depth chart, he could earn some playing time over Rod Streater and Damion Ratley.

We heard yesterday that Willies, an undrafted free agent out of Texas Tech, had broken his collarbone during practice (although Ulrich notes that he won’t be officially diagnosed until next week). The rookie had three receptions for 61 yards during last weekend’s win over the Ravens, and he was set to earn more playing time with Higgins sideline for at least the next two weeks.

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Patriots Work Out WR Breshad Perriman

The Patriots worked out free agent wide receiver Breshad Perriman today, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (Twitter link).

New England’s wideout situation has been dire for most of the season, but the club’s depth chart is beginning to come into focus. Not only is the recently-acquired Josh Gordon expected to suit up this week, but Julian Edelman will return from suspension in Week 5. Those two options, along with holdovers Chris Hogan, Phillip Dorsett, and Cordarrelle Patterson, give the Patriots a viable receiving corps.

Perriman, the 26th overall selection in the 2015 draft, has never lived up to his draft billing, as injuries and ineffectiveness have prevented him from reaching his potential. After missing his entire rookie campaign, Perriman posted 33 receptions in 2016, but managed only 10 catches last year. He signed with the Redskins earlier this month, but lasted less than a week on Washington’s roster.

A number of teams have expressed interest in Perriman this year, as he’s worked out for the the JetsGiants, BillsVikings, and Eagles over the past month.

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Redskins Cut WR Breshad Perriman

Breshad Perriman‘s stint in Washington has already come to an end. ProFootballTalk.com reports (via Twitter) that the Redskins have released the wide receiver. According to PFT, the organization “indicated it could bring him back in the future.” Meanwhile, ESPN’s John Keim tweets that the team will be promoting running back Kapri Bibbs from the practice squad to take the open roster spot.

The Ravens finally bailed on the 2015 first-rounder out of Central Florida in early September. After sitting out his entire rookie campaign due to injury, Perriman went on to have a pair of underwhelming seasons in Baltimore. He showed a bit of promise in 2016, hauling in 33 catches for 499 yards and three scores. However, he seemingly took a step back in 2017, catching only 10 passes for 77 yards.

The Redskins ended up signing the 25-year-old earlier this week, but they also added fellow wideout Michael Floyd on the same day. Following today’s move, the team has five healthy receivers on their active roster: Floyd, Josh Doctson, Jamison CrowderPaul Richardson, and Brian Quick (Maurice Harris missed last week due to a concussion).

Bibbs joined the Redskins practice squad last November, and he ended up compiling 79 rushing yards on 21 carries in three games (he also added another 14 receptions for 128 yards). He was cut at the end of the preseason but once again caught on with the practice squad. With Rob Kelley joining Derrius Guice and Byron Marshall on the team’s injured reserve list, the Redskins were only rostering three running backs in Adrian Peterson, Chris Thompson, and Samaje Perine. Bibbs will likely slide behind that trio on the depth chart, and he could play a role on special teams (seven career kick returns).

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Redskins To Sign Breshad Perriman

One of the teams that contacted the Browns about Josh Gordon will sign another former AFC North pass-catcher.

The Redskins will sign Breshad Perriman after working him out earlier Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com tweets.

The former Ravens first-round pick has not made much of an impression in three NFL seasons, years largely marred by injuries. Maladies to current Washington receivers prompted this deal, however. Trey Quinn, Cam Sims and Robert Davis are all on IR. Perriman joins Brian Quick and Jehu Chesson in being in-season Redskins additions, although Quick spent last season in Washington as well.

Perriman caught 33 passes for 499 yards and three touchdowns in 2016. He missed all of his rookie season and part of his sophomore campaign due to injuries. He caught 10 passes for 77 yards in 2017 and was a Ravens cut prior to this regular season’s outset.

The Central Florida product just turned 25 last week, however, and the Redskins will see if they can salvage some of the potential he carried into the NFL as a prospect.

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Redskins Working Out WR Breshad Perriman

The Redskins are auditioning former Ravens receiver Breshad Perriman today, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (Twitter link).

Perriman, the 26th overall selection in the 2015 draft, has never lived up to his draft billing, as injuries and ineffectiveness have prevented him from reaching his potential. After missing his entire rookie campaign, Perriman posted 33 receptions in 2016, but managed only 10 catches last year.

Washington doesn’t have a glaring need at wide receiver, as their pass-catching group is mostly healthy. Paul Richardson was listed as questionable for Sunday’s game with a shoulder injury but ultimately played, while Maurice Harris is recovered from a concussion but has still been inactive both of the Redskins’ contests. Jamison Crowder, Josh Doctson, and the recently-added Brian Quick and Jehu Chesson round out Washington’s depth chart.

Perriman certainly isn’t wanting for free agent interest, as he’s met with the JetsGiants, Bills, Vikings, and Eagles since getting cut by the Ravens.

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Eagles To Work Out WR Breshad Perriman

The Eagles are working out former Ravens wide receiver Breshad Perriman, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (Twitter link).

Perriman, the 26th overall selection in the 2015 draft, has never lived up to his draft billing, as injuries and ineffectiveness have prevented him from reaching his potential. After missing his entire rookie campaign, Perriman posted 33 receptions in 2016, but managed only 10 catches last year.

Philadelphia currently has six receivers on its roster, but Alshon Jeffery is expected to be sidelined for several more weeks. Nelson Agholor, Mike Wallace, and DeAndre Carter saw most of the work in the Eagles’ season opener, while Shelton Gibson and Markus Wheaton are also on the club’s roster.

Perriman certainly isn’t wanting for free agent interest, as he’s met with the Jets, Giants, Bills, and Vikings since getting cut by the Ravens.

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Extra Points: Practice Squad Salaries, Anthem, Vikings, Browns

The standard practice squad salary is $7,600 a week, but players in high demand around the league often get much more than that, sometimes approaching what their salary would’ve been if they had made the 53-man roster.

Seahawks seventh round quarterback Alex McGough didn’t make the team after Seattle traded for Brett Hundley, but he’ll be making $28K a week according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network (Twitter link). Although the Broncos wanted De’Angelo Henderson back on their practice squad after cutting him, the Jets offered him $30K a week to steal him away according to Mike Klis of 9News. Lastly, the Vikings paid offered $20K per week to poach tight end Cole Hikutini from the 49ers according to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer-Press.

Here’s more from around the league:

  • “Moderate NFL owners are interested in a potential agreement” to waive discipline for players who protest the anthem if the players union will officially endorse standing for the anthem according to Mark Maske of the Washington Post. It’s unclear how close any such agreement might be, but it’s an interesting development.
  • Speaking of the Vikings, the team worked out a slew of players today, with wide receivers Breshad Perriman, Aldrick Robinson and Teo Redding, and offensive linemen Hroniss Grasu, Wesley Johnson, and Bryan Witzmann all coming in for workouts according to Courtney Cronin of ESPN (Twitter link). Minnesota has dealt with a ton of offensive line injuries, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see them add one of these guys.
  • The Browns finally ended the mystery of who would replace Joe Thomas at left tackle today when they announced it would be undrafted rookie Desmond Harrison protecting Tyrod Taylor’s blindside per Nate Ulrich of the Akron-Beacon Journal (Twitter link). Harrison was always a talented player, but went undrafted because of off-the-field concerns.

East Notes: Cowboys, Bills, Jets, Giants

The biggest surprise of cut-down day may have been kicking related. There was a collective shock around the league when out of nowhere the Cowboys released longtime kicker Dan Bailey. Bailey, who appears to possibly be on the verge of signing with the Jets, is the second most accurate kicker in NFL history in terms of field goal percentage.

At a press conference today Cowboys coach Jason Garrett opened up about the decision to move on from Bailey. Garrett indicated that the decision was primarily financially related, according to Clarence Hill Jr. (Twitter link). Bailey was set to make $3.4MM this year, and Garrett also said that injuries played a role. Garrett reportedly spent the first six minutes of his presser talking about the kicking situation, as there were a ton of questions about Bailey.

While we await word on where Bailey will sign, here’s more from the league’s eastern divisions:

  • Former second round pick Nate Orchard was cut by the Browns on Saturday, and is wasting no time setting up visits. The defensive lineman will visit with the Bills and Jets this week, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network (Twitter link).
  • It had previously been announced that former first round pick Breshad Perriman would be visiting the Jets, and if he doesn’t sign with them he’ll then visit other teams including the nearby Giants and Bills, Rapoport tweets. Wherever the pass-catcher lands, it seems likely he’ll be heading east.
  • The Giants kept four quarterbacks initially, then waived Davis Webb, and still might not be done addressing their quarterback room. Rapsheet also tweets that Matt McGloin will work out for the Giants tomorrow. Giants coach Pat Shurmur has said he wants to have a veteran backup, and it’s possible the team will see him as an upgrade over Alex Tanney.

Jets To Work Out WR Breshad Perriman

The Jets will work out former Ravens receiver Breshad Perriman on Monday, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (Twitter link).

Perriman, the 26th overall selection in the 2015 draft, has never lived up to his draft billing, as injuries and ineffectiveness have prevented him from reaching his potential. After missing his entire rookie campaign, Perriman posted 33 receptions in 2016, but managed only 10 catches last year.

Baltimore added multiple free agent wideouts this offseason, including Michael Crabtree, John Brown, and Willie Snead, limiting the chance Perriman would make the club’s initial roster. Perriman went on waivers, but no team claimed him this morning.

New York formed its initial 53-man roster with six receivers in tow: Robby Anderson, Terrelle Pryor, Jermaine Kearse, Quincy Enunwa, Andre Roberts, and Charone Peake.

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