Brian Quick

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.

NFC Notes: Giants, Redskins, Saints, ‘Boys

The Giants’ decision to hand defensive end Devin Taylor a minimum salary benefit deal last month has mostly generated positive reviews around the NFL, with one source calling it a “great signing,” reports Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com. One NFC source took a less enthusiastic tone, however, calling Taylor “just a guy.” But, considering what they’re paying him, the Giants aren’t expecting Taylor to do much more than provide passable depth behind stars Jason Pierre-Paul and Olivier Vernon. Taylor, who started in all 16 of the Lions’ games last season and piled up a respectable 4.5 sacks (down from seven in 2015), will rotate at defensive end with the Giants and could see time as an interior rusher on passing downs, according to Raanan.

More from the NFC:

  • Late-March free agent signing Brian Quick won’t be long for the Redskins’ roster if he doesn’t impress in training camp, writes Rich Tandler of CSNMidAtlantic.com. Quick didn’t perform well during offseason practices, and the team has a few locks at wide receiver, leaving the 28-year-old on the bubble as camp nears, per Tandler. The 2012 second-round pick spent his first five years as a member of the Rams, with whom he exceeded the 20-catch plateau only twice. To his credit, though, Quick posted a career year in 2016, hauling in personal highs in catches (41), targets (77), yards (564) and touchdowns (three).
  • Saints left tackle Terron Armstead underwent successful surgery for a torn labrum on Monday, reports Herbie Teope of NOLA.com. While that’s a relief for Armstead and the Saints, it’s not going to change his expected recovery timeline. He’s still set to miss between four to six months, which will leave the club without arguably its best offensive lineman until sometime in the fall.
  • Cowboys receiver Brice Butler will head into camp with his roster spot in jeopardy, relays David Moore of the Dallas Morning News. Butler could face a challenge from rookie seventh-round pick Noah Brown, notes Moore, and the Cowboys also have shoo-ins to make the roster in fellow wideouts Dez Bryant, Terrance Williams, Cole Beasley and fourth-rounder Ryan Switzer. Butler was a seventh-rounder himself not long ago, in 2013, and put up his first 16-game campaign last year. All told, he caught 16 passes for 219 yards and a career-high three scores.

Redskins To Sign WR Brian Quick

The Redskins have agreed to terms with wide receiver Brian Quick, as Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets. Heading into today, we had Quick ranked as the second-best wide receiver left on the board, behind only Victor CruzBrian Quick (vertical)

Quick quietly had 44 catches for 564 yards and three touchdowns with the Rams last year, no small feat given the team’s offensive struggles. He’s now the second free agent wide receiver to join up with the Redskins this month, following Terrelle Pryor. Quick will have to fight for his targets amidst a depth chart that also features Jamison Crowder and Josh Doctson.

The Quick deal gives the Redskins seven wide receivers under contract. Ryan Grant, Maurice Harris, and Reggie Diggs could find themselves on the bubble this summer.

Teams looking for wide receiver help can still find a handful of notable names left on the open market. Anquan Boldin, Vincent Jackson, Andrew Hawkins, Stevie Johnson, and Marquess Wilson are among those still looking for jobs.

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