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Redskins sign WR Breshad Perriman after missing out on Josh Gordon

Breshad Perriman

The Washington Redskins have been exploring ways to improve their wide receiver group with former first-round pick Josh Doctson struggling, and they’ve added another former first-rounder to the mix heading into Week 3.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Redskins have agreed to a deal with Breshad Perriman, who was released by the Baltimore Ravens prior to the start of the season. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media adds that Washington was in the mix for Josh Gordon before the troubled star receiver was traded to the New England Patriots.

At least one other team had reportedly shown interest in Perriman, and signing him is a low-risk move for Washington. Doctson, whom the Redskins hoped would emerge as a star, has not shown signs of taking a big leap in his third NFL season. If nothing else, Perriman should provide depth and potentially motivation for guys like Doctson.

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