Dezmon Briscoe reverts to Redskins’ injured reserve list

September 2, 2013

Wide receiver Dezmon Briscoe had a chance to make Washington’s roster prior to his injury.

Wide receiver Dezmon Briscoe went unclaimed on Sunday after the Redskins on Saturday waived him with an injured designation. He has now reverted to the team’s injured reserve list.

Briscoe, who in Thursday’s preseason finale sprained an AC joint in his left shoulder and was expected to require a four- to six-week recovery, isn’t eligible to play a game for Washington this season as a member of the injured reserve list.

The Redskins do retain his rights, and will assume the responsibility of his medical care and pay him a portion of the $630,000 salary he was owed this season. This was the final year of Briscoe’s contract.

The fourth-year veteran had hoped to make Washington’s team as the sixth wide receiver behind Pierre Garcon, Josh Morgan, Leonard Hankerson, Santana Moss and Aldrick Robinson.

Briscoe, who turned 24 on Saturday, recorded four catches for 113 yards in the preseason. The 6-foot-2, 210-pounder got off to a strong start in Thursday’s game, recording two catches for 75 yards, including a long of 66. But he injured his shoulder and had to leave the game in the first half.

The Redskins reportedly told Briscoe that had he been healthy, he would have made the team.

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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