Cody Latimer was arrested on Saturday morning. If the Washington Redskins part ways with him after that, there are a handful of veteran receivers they could target.
The Washington Redskins have very few veteran receivers. In fact, only one player has been in the league prior to 2018. That would be Cody Latimer.
Latimer, a former second-round pick by the Denver Broncos, was drafted by in 2014. He has played six seasons, four with the Broncos and two with the New York Giants. But this offseason, he inked a one-year contract with the Redskins to provide a veteran presence in their receiving corps and add depth and competition to one of the youngest positions on the team’s roster.
But now, there are questions about whether or not Latimer will be with the team long-term. He was arrested on several charges Saturday morning and it’s unclear what his future both legally and with the team might be.
Given the emphasis that Ron Rivera has put on culture, it’s possible that the Redskins could part ways with Latimer. Of course, the team will look to get all of the facts of the case, including Latimer’s side of the story, before rendering a decision on the matter. But with his status murky, the brain trust of the organization may at least be taking a look at what’s still available on the free-agent market should they want to add another veteran at wide receiver.
Some may ask why the Redskins would want to add another receiver to their roster. After all, they have a lot of young talent and Latimer wasn’t considered a roster lock this season. So, why not just let the young guys duke it out for positioning on the depth chart?
That’s certainly a valid argument, but as mentioned, no player on the roster aside from Latimer has more than three years of experience as an NFL receiver. So, it could behoove the ‘Skins to add a veteran just to help create competition and add experience to help mentor the younger players on the roster. Like Latimer, this player wouldn’t be a roster lock. And they wouldn’t be flashy. But having a veteran even if it’s just for the offseason or as a backup role player could be a valuable resource.
With that said, here’s a look at some of the available veterans the Redskins could consider if they part with Latimer. Again, it’s not guaranteed that they will cut Latimer. Or that they will add another player if Latimer is released. But it’s worth exploring which veterans are available nonetheless.