Receivers Washington could add after Cody Latimer lands on Commissioner’s/Exempt list
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The Washington Football Team has a thin roster at receiver. But that doesn’t mean surprise contributors couldn’t emerge to take Latimer’s roster spot. Here are some of the best candidates the team has from the back end of the roster.
Cam Sims. Ah yes, the perennial preseason fan-favorite could get a chance to make the roster in 2020. There’s a new coaching staff in town that could fall in love with Sims’ 6-foot-5 frame and contested catch ability. He’ll need to improve his hands and route running, but he may be closer to the inside of the roster bubble with Latimer unavailable.
Darvin Kidsy. Like Sims, Kidsy is entering his third season with Washington. He has a great athletic profile and can function in the slot and on the outside, which will make him an appealing roster option for the team. He made strides as an NFL-caliber receiver last preseason and was a valuable special teams threat in three games last year (two tackles). That could be enough to get him a shot as one of the team’s top six receivers in 2020.
Johnathon Johnson. The undrafted free agents that Rivera and Co. brought on are important. They only added four during the offseason, by far the fewest of any NFL team. Johnson has a little bit of Steven Sims to his game and averaged 10.1 yards per catch during his college career. He’s a vertical playmaker and shifty slot threat who can get by without top-tier size (5-foot-10, 180 pounds) and should have a chance to fight for the backup slot job in Washington.
Isaiah Wright. Another 2020 undrafted free agent, Wright is a combination receiver and running back from Temple who should fit in well to Turner’s offense. He’s better as a receiver but he can take the ball out of the backfield on occasion. His hands are his biggest issue. If he avoids drops, he should be a solid backup. But if he can’t, it may be tough for him to make the team right off the bat.