The Redskins recognized the team’s need at wide receiver and drafted three rookies in April.
Wideout Anthony Armstrong spent extra time working on routes with Hankerson and Robinson. Armstrong and Hankerson also spent time after practice running routes with quarterback John Beck.
“Right now, there is a lot of youth,” Armstrong said. “Hopefully we can get [free agent wide receiver] Santana [Moss] back after the lockout ends. That would be huge. He could bring that veteran leadership and help keep us solid.”
But if the Redskins aren’t able to sign their leading receiver from last season, they might have to divert to the free agent waters for a quick fix. Many teams, including the Redskins, might be a possible destination for free agent Plaxico Burress, who was recently released from prison.
“I think he’d be somebody that would be able to make an immediate impact on any team,” said Armstrong, who has met Burress. “He’s a cool dude. Everybody on the team is chill and pretty relaxed so I think he could fit in just fine. But it will come down to what the coaches evaluate as a need. I’m all for whoever is going to help the team.”