Thursday, July 30, 2015

Eagles add WR Washington

The Eagles have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with WR Kelley Washington.

Eagles add WR Washington

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Kelley Washington caught 34 balls for 431 yards and two touchdowns last season in Baltimore. (AP file photo / Rob Carr)
Kelley Washington caught 34 balls for 431 yards and two touchdowns last season in Baltimore. (AP file photo / Rob Carr)

UPDATE: To make room for Washington, the Eagles released Perry.

From earlier:

The Eagles have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with veteran wide receiver Kelley Washington, as first reported by Adam Caplan of FoxSports.com.

The team had Washington and wide receiver Jared Perry in for a workout on Thursday. The Eagles signed Perry on Thursday, and he's here practicing.

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Washington, who will turn 31 next month, spent last season with the Ravens, where he appeared in 15 games (starting two). He caught 34 balls for 431 yards and a pair of touchdowns. It was his most productive year since entering the league in 2003.

For his career, Washington's caught 107 balls for 1,327 yards and 11 TDs. He spent the first four seasons in Cincinnati before moving on to the Patriots in 2007 and 2008.

Washington, a big target (6-3, 218), was originally drafted by the Bengals in the third round of the 2003 draft. He played his college ball at Tennessee.

No word yet on who the Eagles will cut to make room for Washington. Wide receivers Kevin Jurovich and  Blue Cooper have already been released this week.

The receivers currently on the Eagles' roster are: DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin, Jason Avant, Hank Baskett, Riley Cooper, Washington, Perry, Jordan Norwood, Dobson Collins and Chad Hall.

Check back later for observations from the Eagles' first full-squad practice with pads.

In case you missed it, here is my post from late Friday night about the Eagles' trade that sent Joe Mays to Denver for running back J.J. Arrington.


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