Brian Quick

Redskins Get Down To 53

And here it is, the 32nd and final team’s roster cuts. Their most notable release was the previously announced cutting of former first-round pick Josh Doctson. Of the stuff that’s new, not much is shocking. A couple of years ago, 2017 fourth-round running back Samaje Perine was hyped up as a potential future starter. The Oklahoma product, who had 603 rushing yards as a rookie, was cut today.

Veteran receiver Brian Quick, who had 564 yards with the Rams in 2016, was let go as well. Washington also parted ways with cornerback Adonis Alexander, a Virginia Tech product who they drafted in the sixth round of the 2018 Supplemental Draft.

Here are the rest of the moves:

Waived:

Waived/injured:

Redskins Re-Sign Brian Quick

Brian Quick is back with the Redskins, according to an announcement from his agent. The Redskins released Quick in November of last year, but they want to take another look at him for depth at wide receiver. 

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Currently, the Redskins are pretty thin at wideout and the status of Paul Richardson and Robert Davis is uncertain as they rebound from serious injuries. There are also ankle injuries to Cam Sims and Trey Quinn to consider, so Quick at least has a path to making the final cut. Then again, a whole lot will change between now and September, so nothing is guaranteed for the veteran.

Quick, 30 in June, spent the first five years of his career with the St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams. In 2017, he hooked on with the Redskins, but injuries prevented him from ascending the depth chart. With the Rams, Quick had some promising moments, including a 41/564/3 line in his 2016 platform year.

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NFL Workout Updates: 12/24/18

Today’s workouts, all courtesy of veteran NFL reporter Howard Balzer (on Twitter):

Cincinnati Bengals:

  • K’s Ty Long (BC CFL), Tristan Vizcaino

Detroit Lions:

Indianapolis Colts:

Kansas City Chiefs:

New York Giants:

  • DEs Tobi Antigha (SASK), Jake Ceresna (EDM); QB Bo Levi Mitchell (CALG); WRs Bryant Mitchell (EDM), Jordan Williams-Lambert (SASK); RB Terry Williams

Philadelphia Eagles:

  • WRs Carlton Agudosi, Marken Michel (CALG), Devin Smith; DB Mercy Maston (EDM); LBs Alex Singleton (CALG), Jameer Thurman (CALG)

Pittsburgh Steelers:

  • QB Max Browne; LB Sam Eguavoen (SASK); DE Avery Ellis (OTT); WR Dominique Rhymes (OTT

Tennessee Titans:

Washington Redskins:

This time of year, a lot of teams are auditioning guys for potential reserve/futures deals to be a part of their 90-man rosters for 2019. It’s also common to see a lot of CFL guys getting looks this time of year, because players participating in the 2018 CFL season aren’t eligible to sign NFL contracts until after the regular season is over.

Redskins Re-Sign WR Brian Quick

He wasn’t gone long. Wide receiver Brian Quick is re-signing with the Redskins according to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network (Twitter link).

The veteran wideout was released by Washington at final cuts. It appears to have been partially a procedural move to ensure that Quick, a vested veteran, wouldn’t have his full contract guaranteed at the Week 1 deadline. The team clearly had him number one on their list of players to call when an injury occurred. Two of the team’s reserve receivers suffered injuries in yesterday’s game. Quick’s contract will now only be partially guaranteed since he signed after Week 1.

Quick, who spent the first five years of his career with the Rams after being taken with the 33rd overall pick in 2012, appeared in 11 games for the Redskins last season. He caught just six passes for 76 yards. The year before that in 2016, he caught 41 balls for 564 yards and three touchdowns in Los Angeles.

The Redskins have a crowded receiving depth chart with Jamison Crowder, Josh Doctson, and Paul Richardson all firmly entrenched in their roles, so it’s unlikely Quick sees too much playing time.

Redskins Form Initial Roster

The Redskins moved their roster to 53 players on Saturday by making the following transactions:

Released:

Waived:

Placed on injured reserve:

Placed on PUP:

Placed on NFI:

Redskins Release WR Brian Quick

Brian Quick is out of a job. ESPN’s John Keim reports (via Twitter) that the Redskins have cut the veteran wideout. ESPN’s Adam Caplan adds (via Twitter) that the 29-year-old was set to earn a $30K roster bonus for being on the opening-day roster.

The 2012 second-round pick had spent the first five years of his career with the Rams before signing with Washington last offseason. During his lone season with the Redskins, Quick hauled in six receptions for 76 yards in 11 games (one start). However, he isn’t far removed from his best NFL season in 2016, when he compiled 41 receptions for 564 yards and three touchdowns.

With Quick off the roster, Trey Quinn and Maurice Harris have likely solidified their roster spots behind Josh Doctson, Jamison Crowder, and Paul Richardson.

WR Brian Quick To Return To Redskins

The Redskins have reached an agreement to bring back Brian Quick, according to his agency (via Adam Caplan of ESPN.com, on Twitter).

Last season marked Quick’s first in Washington, and he was not an often-used component of the Redskins’ passing game. Quick caught just six passes — 35 fewer than he had with the 2016 Rams — but he will return to the nation’s capital.

Washington agreed to terms with Paul Richardson on Tuesday and will bring back Jamison Crowder and Josh Doctson. While the Redskins lost Ryan Grant to the Ravens, Quick will likely remain a depth performer and special-teamer in what will be his seventh NFL season.

 

NFC East Notes: Cowboys, Gathers, Redskins

Here’s a look at the NFC East:

  • Cowboys tight end Rico Gathers still has yet to return to practice and may not return from IR as initially planned, Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News writes. Gathers is still recovering from a head injury and concussion he suffered in mid-August following a helmet-to-helmet collision. Unfortunately, he has still not been cleared to practice and that’s not a good sign for his chances to play this year. In the preseason, Gathers turned some heads by catching seven passes for 106 yards and two scores.
  • Former Chiefs and Falcons defensive end Tyson Jackson will work out for the Redskins on Wednesday afternoon, a source tells Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (Twitter link). The Redskins have been looking into front four depth as of late – they also tried out Jaye Howard and Cam Thomas in late October.
  • If signed, Jackson could help to fill in for Redskins defensive lineman Arthur Jones after he dislocated his shoulder. He “could miss time,” coach Jay Gruden says (Twitter link via ESPN.com’s John Keim). Wide receiver Brian Quick, meanwhile, is in the concussion protocol.

NFC East Rumors: Cowboys, Giants, Redskins

The NFL is reportedly wrapping up its investigation into Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, but franchise owner Jerry Jones stood behind Elliott when addressing the media earlier today, according to Todd Archer of ESPN.com“I have reviewed everything and there is absolutely nothing – not one thing – that had anything to do with domestic violence,” Jones said. Last week, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reported a “growing sense” that Elliott will face a league-imposed suspension. Elliott was never arrested or charged in the incident, but his accuser addressed her allegations in a statement today.

Here’s more from Dallas and the rest of the NFC East:

  • Echoing statements he made earlier this year, Cowboys executive VP Stephen Jones reiterated his club’s desire to reach an extension with right guard Zack Martin, tweets Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News. “We’d love to get Zack Martin‘s [deal] done,” said Jones. “He’s an important part of our future…confident we’ll get something worked out.” The Cowboys plan to meet with Martin’s agent during training camp, per Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News (Twitter link). Dallas, which has already hammered out deals with left tackle Tyron Smith and center Travis Frederick, controls Martin through 2018 via the fifth-year option. Martin, a 2016 All Pro, ranked as the second-best guard in the league a season ago, per Pro Football Focus.
  • With B.J. Goodson entrenched as the club’s starting middle linebacker, the Giants are unlikely to re-sign Kelvin Sheppard, reports Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com. Sheppard, 29, started 11 games for New York last season, but was essentially a two-down player, as he saw action on only 40% of the team’s defensive snaps. Goodson, Jonathan Casillas, and Devon Kennard figure to serve as Big Blue’s starting ‘backers, with Kenan Robinson and J.T. Thomas serving as relatively high-priced reserves.
  • The Giants aren’t expected to reach an extension with guard Justin Pugh, as the fifth-year pro seemingly wants to reach the free agent market in 2018, as James Kratch of NJ.com writes. The upper echelon of the guard market has now hit the $12MM mark, and it’s possible Pugh could hit that barrier with another solid season. Pugh, a 55-game starter during his career, will earn $8.821MM next year, and Kratch believes the franchise tag (with a cost near $15MM) could be in play for 2018.
  • Free agent addition Brian Quick isn’t likely to act as one of the Redskins‘ top four wideouts next season, meaning his roster spot could be in danger, details John Keim of ESPN.com. If Quick isn’t a contributor on offense, he’d need to be a factor on special teams, something he hasn’t been throughout his career. Washington inked Quick on a minimum salary benefit contract that contained just $80K in guarantees, so cutting him wouldn’t represent much of a fiscal loss.

Rory Parks contributed to this post.