Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Redskins continue to get older

While every DC Sports fans begin to realize that the Capitals are eliminated in round 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs , the Redskins however added a couple of older and wash-up veteran wide receivers. They are Joey Galloway and Bobby Wade.

I'll get to Wade's player history in the moment. But Joey Galloway???? That player was a legit wide receiver ten years ago for the Seattle Seahawks. Galloway's best years was from Seattle especially in the late 1990s and last played in the league in 2007. Galloway is 38 years old.

Someone tell me why they sign him?? Seriously, I don't get it.

The rationale of bringing a 38-year old receiver for one year deal is absolutely absurd. Galloway cannot play because of his age. He doesn't have the same mobility, desire, or effectiveness he once had. Also, he hasn't played in the NFL for three years. That is a lifetime of a absence in the league as a wide receiver. There is a reason why Galloway stayed retried and never got a contact from a NFL team.

But Mike Shanahan and Bruce Allen loved to bring in older players because they want competition on every level, and their past history with Galloway. Galloway played for Tampa Bay while Allen was the general manager. As always, bring in a older less productive player who is familiar with a GM from the past. look like things have not changed in Redskins Park.

Wade however, played last season for the Kansas City Chiefs. He had 36 receptions for 367 yards and two touchdowns. Wade also had 50 receptions in back-to-back seasons with the Minnesota Vikings in 2007-2008.

So the Redskins have 10 receivers fighting for five spots on the 53-man roster. Therefore, since its one year contracts for both players, there is a good chance that neither of them will make the team after the preseason. Still, the Redskins seriously need to get their act together on evaluating payers before signing them to a contract.

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