Saturday, July 31, 2010

Eagles sign veteran WR Kelley Washington

The Eagles continue to wheel and deal as they tweak their training camp roster, this time signing veteran wide receiver Kelley Washington. Washington, who has played 7 years for the Bengals, Patriots and Ravens, is a solid special teams players and appears to be direct competition for Hank Baskett. He's also coming off his best season as a pro last season, where he caught 34 passes for 431 yards. He definitely has a good shot at cracking the Eagles roster especially if he proves his worth on special teams.

Adding Washington gives the Eagles 9 wideouts in camp. After they cut Jared Perry to make room for Washington, here's how I think the depth chart breaks down at receiver:

Locks: DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin, Jason Avant
Bubble: Hank Baskett, Kelley Washington, Riley Cooper, Chad Hall
Longshots: Jordan Norwood, Dobson Collins

1 comment:

Brian said...

I pretty much agree with your take on the WRs.

I see Baskett/Washington battling for the same #4 spot.

I've heard enough good things about Cooper, that I think he's the #5 guy.

I really like Chad Hall as a return specialist, but only see him making it if they carry 6 WRs.