The Washington Redskins have announced that they’ve claimed WR Dezmon Briscoe off of waivers and will release WR Brian Hernandez.
Briscoe was cut by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Thursday for reportedly failing his conditioning test. That ended up being the last straw with first year coach, Greg Schiano. Briscoe was not present during most of Tampa’s off-season workouts and didn’t seem motivated. Possibly due to the addition of Vincent Jackson, among other things, Briscoe seemed uninterested in the Buccaneers plans moving forward.
Briscoe led the Bucs with 6 receiving touchdowns last season with Raheem Morris as the team’s head coach. Briscoe will now reunite with his former coach, Raheem Morris, who’s now with the Redskins – coaching the secondary.
The Redskins added two WR’s in Free Agency – Pierre Garcon and Josh Morgan, who appear to be the team’s starting outside receivers. Santana Moss came into camp lighter and excited for the future with Robert Griffin III. However, with Leonard Hankerson still recovering from his injury (though he’s displayed great ability so far in camp), it’s still a muddled picture behind the top three receivers.
Briscoe has an opportunity to come into camp and compete right away. If motivated, this could prove to be a decent pick-up for the Washington Redskins. At 6-foot-2, 210 pounds Briscoe brings size to the Redskins receiver corps which, other than Hankerson, the team has lacked.
By Emmanual Benton