The Washington Redskins signed two veteran receivers, Joey Galloway and Bobby Wade. Galloway, 38, is reunited with GM Bruce Allen, for whom he played in Tampa Bay. Wade, 29, spent last year with the Kansas City Chiefs after stints with the Bears, Titans and Vikings. Galloway is a former speed-burner, while Wade has always been a mediocre possession receiver, averaging less than 12 yards per catch for his career and scoring only 9 TD in 8 NFL seasons.
Here's a look at recent production from the famous Joey Galloway.
Here's a look at recent production from the not-so-famous Bobby Wade.
Neither of these wideouts has exactly lit the scoreboard up in recent years. Galloway is doing what you'd expect from a 38-year-old receiver -- almost nothing. He can't stay on the field and when he is on the field, he isn't doing much. Wade is not having those problems -- his stats the last few years are basically what he's always put up -- it's just that he's never been very good.
It could be that Allen signed Galloway as a favor to an old pal, giving him a chance -- however slight -- of making an NFL team in 2010. I'm not sure what the purpose of Bobby Wade is. It seems even disappointments like Devin Thomas and Malcolm Kelly should be able to produce what Wade has been giving teams over the course of his career. Heck, I figure Marko Mitchell, who was given almost no chances by Jim Zorn, could do at least what Wade has done. On the other hand, Allen and head coach Mike Shanahan have no loyalty to those guys, who were drafted by Vinny Cerrato and coached by the aforementioned Zorn. Thomas, Kelly and Mitchell should expect no favors from the new guys.
This is what the Redskins have at wideout right now:
|Anthony Armstrong||5'11"||183||27||West Texas A&M|
|Joey Galloway||5'11"||197||38||Ohio State|
|Santana Moss||5'10"||200||30||Univ. of Miami|
|James Robinson||6'3"||200||27||Butler Comm. College|
|Devin Thomas||6'2"||215||23||Michigan State|