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Redskins remain in pursuit of WR Eddie Royal (Updated)

Update, 9:20 p.m.: Free agent wide receiver Eddie Royal has not agreed to terms with the Washington Redskins, as earlier reported, after the two sides had a breakdown in talks.

According to two people with knowledge of the situation, the team believed it had a deal in place to land Royal. But other teams showed late interest, putting a deal with Washington on hold.

The Redskins still could end up signing Royal, however, a source said.

Filed 6:53 p.m.: The Washington Redskins have added yet another wide receiver to their roster, agreeing to terms with former Denver Broncos wideout Eddie Royal, according to a person familiar with the deal.

Royal signed for $12 million over two years, the person said.

The former Virginia Tech standout was drafted 42nd overall by Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan in 2008 when Shanahan was the head coach in Denver. That season, Royal had a career-high 91 catches for 980 yards and five touchdowns.

Royal also is a talented punt returner who averaged 16.2 yards per runback last season.

Related: Westfield High retires Royal’s number

Royal named 2003 Offensive All-Met Player of Year

Royal among decade’s best football players from area

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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