Breaking: Washington Commanders Closing In On Deal To Sign $18.4 Million Veteran WR

Breaking: Washington Commanders Closing In On Deal To Sign $18.4 Million Veteran WR

Dan Quinn has been making plenty of free-agent signings ever since he became head coach of the Washington Commanders, and given his former position with the Dallas Cowboys, it’s no shock that he would be going after former members of that team.

Dorrance Armstrong, a defensive lineman, was the first to sign a contract worth $22 million for three years. He went on to add center Tyler Biadasz, who would receive a $20 million guarantee in addition to a $9.75 million annual contract. In addition, he added cornerback/special teamer Noah Igbinoghene and edge rusher Dante Fowler. Quinn is obviously eager on adding as many members of his previous squad as possible to the roster, and this most recent effort undoubtedly demonstrates that goal. Quinn is currently focusing on Martavis Bryant, a former wide receiver with the Cowboys.

How Bryant Would Contribute to the Washington Commanders

Bryant was a fourth-round pick for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2014, and though he showed some promise early on, he was suspended for the rest of the 2016 season due to his violation of the league’s substance abuse policy. Bryant was reinstated ahead of the 2017 season and finished with a total of 50 receptions with 603 receiving yards and three touchdowns.

In exchange for a third-round pick, he was traded to the Oakland Raiders in 2018, however he was cut before the season started because of yet another infraction of the league’s drug policy. Ten days later, Bryant was signed again, and in the eight games he played that season, he finished with 19 receptions and 266 receiving yards. Regarding receptions, Bryant is undoubtedly a valuable asset, but his history of suspensions does not speak well of him.

Bryant was out of football until 2021 when he was signed to the CFL team the Toronto Argonauts, but he never played a single game with the team, as he was suspended for not showing up to training camp. He jumped from team to team and even leagues before signing with the Cowboy’s practice squad in November of last year, making his return to the NFL.

Since 2018, Bryant has not participated in an NFL game, and even then, he was suspended for a significant portion of the season. In order to create way for La’el Collins, Bryant was cut from the practice squad in January. However, he later signed a futures contract with the team for the postseason. Bryant has reportedly been worked out by Quinn, who evidently sees something in him on Wednesday, May 15. It remains to be seen if the 32-year-old veteran will end up on the already impressive Washington Commanders squad, but it appears he is far from done.

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