Wide receiver talk motivates Armstrong


Wideout Anthony Armstrong arrives at Redskins Park on Tuesday. (Luis Alvarez/AP)

Second-year wideout Anthony Armstrong is hoping to improve upon his 2010 campaign (a season in which he recorded 44 catches, 871 yards and three touchdowns in 11 starts). But he said he can’t help but notice reports about Washington pursuing additional help at his position.

“I take it personally, most definitely,” Armstrong said Tuesday at Redskins Park. “It’s one of those things that if you bring somebody else in at my position, it means I wasn’t doing my job effectively.”

Armstrong was among the first Redskins to report to team headquarters when the doors opened Tuesday morning for the first time since the NFL’s labor dispute was resolved. He said he went through conditioning work with the team’s trainers and then met with wide receivers coach Keenan McCardell for a brief film study session.

Word hadn’t surfaced of any agreements with free agent receivers, but even if the Redskins do add a wideout, Armstrong said he knows how to react.

“I use it as fuel or motivation that I need to improve my game to where, if they bring in a new person, this person is not going to impact me,” he said. “I’m going to outwork them, I’m going to do my thing to outperform them. Basically same outlook as last year.”

--Video: Post Sports Live crew on Redskins getting back to business

--Photos: NFL players begin arriving at team practice facilities

Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.

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