Saturday, July 31, 2010

Eagles sign WR Washington

The Philadelphia Eagles today announced they have signed WR Kelley Washington to a one-year contract. To make room on the 80-man roster, the Eagles released rookie WR Jared Perry.

Washington (6-3, 217) played in 83 career games (eight starts), while recording 107 receptions for 1,327 yards and 11 touchdowns. He spent the 2009 season with the Baltimore Ravens, and finished the year with career-bests in receptions (34) and receiving yards (431), while adding two touchdowns.

The 30-year-old Washington was with the New England Patriots in 2007 and 2008 after spending his first four seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals. In 2007, he led the Patriots with a career-high 18 special teams tackles. From 2003-06 with Cincinnati, he had 72 catches for 893 yards and nine touchdowns. Washington was selected by the Bengals in the third round (65th overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft.

Washington played in 17 games at the University of Tennessee, tallying 93 catches for 1,523 yards and eight touchdowns. A native of Stephens City, VA, the eighth-year veteran earned all-state honors at Sherando Prep (Stephens City, VA) and was drafted by the Florida Marlins in the 10th round of the 1997 MLB draft.

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