We actually signed a free agent! ESPN is reporting here that wide receiver and former Pro Bowl kick returner Jerome Mathis has signed with the Redskins. Mathis will add depth at wide receiver and special teams, but also comes with some baggage. He’s had two recent run-ins with the law and has suffered through injury problems. With luck, a change of scenery and a new team will help him get back to his 2005 pro-bowl form.
It’s also interesting to see that we’re willing to take a chance on a player with some legal issues. If we’re willing to take a chance on Mathis, maybe Dave’s fantasies about PacMan signing with us aren’t that far fetched after all. If nothing else, it’s nice to find a wide receiver who actually wants to play here. After being spurned by such elite talent as Reche Caldwell and D.J. Hackett, I guess beggars can’t be choosers.