The Washington Redskins continued to overhaul their wide receiver unit on Friday, adding former Ram Brian Quick, the team announced Friday.
A second-round pick out of Appalachian State in 2012, Quick started a career-high eight games in 2016, recording 41 catches for 564 yards and three touchdowns (all career bests).
The 6-foot-3, 218-pound Quick gives the Redskins yet another big-target wide receiver. Earlier this month, they signed the 6-4 Terrelle Pryor. The team also expects to have a healthy Josh Doctson (6-2) back after an injury-plagued rookie year, and the 6-3 Maurice Harris also returns, as does Kendall Thompson (6-2), who spent last season on the practice squad.
Washington also has two other big targets in tight ends Jordan Reed (6-2) and Vernon Davis (6-3). The other two tight ends on the roster are Niles Paul (6-1) and Derek Carrier (6-4).
Washington’s shortest receivers are the 5-9 Jamison Crowder and Ryan Grant (6-0). Not long ago, Washington didn’t have a single wide receiver over 6-1.
The Redskins struggled greatly in the red zone last season, and a lack of size at the receiver position is believed to be one of the factors that led to those struggles.