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Redskins re-sign Brian Quick, place Cam Sims on injured reserve

September 11, 2018 at 4:54 PM

Wide receiver Brian Quick is returning to the Redskins. (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post)

The Washington Redskins signed Brian Quick on Tuesday, as the team deals with injuries at the wide receiver position, and placed rookie Cam Sims on injured reserve.

In addition to the Quick and Sims moves, Washington waived linebacker Josh Keyes, signed defensive back Kenny Ladler from practice squad and signed receiver Teo Redding to the practice squad.

Quick was released when the team made final cuts for its 53-man roster. The team kept six receivers, including rookies Trey Quinn and Sims. Quinn and Sims both suffered what Coach Jay Gruden called high-ankle sprains during a 24-6 victory over the Arizona Cardinals. Gruden said Monday the team was awaiting more information to see whether surgery would be required for either player.

A person with knowledge of the transactions said Sims plans to remain with the team while going through the rehabilitation process.

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With those players out, plus Maurice Harris, who has missed multiple weeks with a concussion and did not play in the season opener, the Redskins are left with three healthy wide receivers: starters Josh Doctson, Jamison Crowder and Paul Richardson.

Public discussion about Dez Bryant possibly joining the organization has swirled since he was cut by the Cowboys in April, and Bryant specifically mentioned the New England Patriots and Redskins in a tweet Sunday about teams he would potentially be interested in joining, rekindling the rumors. A person with knowledge of the situation, however, said the Redskins are not interested in signing the three-time Pro Bowl wide out.

Quick was selected by the Rams in the second round of the 2012 draft, and he played five seasons with the organization before he signed with Washington in March 2017. He played 11 games last season and recorded six catches for 76 yards.

Quick was considered a bubble player when the Redskins cut their roster to the 53-man limit. He missed some time before the season with a thigh injury while Sims, an undrafted free agent, developed into a playmaker. The 6-foot-3, 215-pound Quick has 111 career reception for 1,575 yards, including a season-high 41 catches for 564 yards and three touchdowns in 2016.

Redding will join Simmie Cobbs and Darvin Kidsy as the team’s receivers on the practice squad. He played four seasons at Bowling Green State and caught 45 passes for 624 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior in 2017.

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Kareem Copeland is The Post's Washington Redskins beat writer. He previously covered the Utah Jazz, the Indianapolis Colts, the Indiana Pacers and the Green Bay Packers.

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