Redskins agree to a deal with WR Cody Latimer
According to a Wednesday evening report from Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, free-agent wide receiver Cody Latimer will be joining the new-look Washington Redskins. With former Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera now leading the way in our nation’s capital, the Redskins have been scooping up players left and right this offseason.
While the two sides have now reportedly agreed to terms, the details surrounding Latimer’s newly-inked pact with the Redskins have yet to be reported.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 26, 2020
The 27-year-old Latimer will now suit up for his third NFL franchise while managing to remain in the NFC East for at least the foreseeable future. After originally breaking into the league with the Denver Broncos, Latimer then spent the last two seasons as a member of the New York Giants. The Broncos initially selected the veteran pass catcher in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft out of Indiana.
Last season, Latimer appeared in 15 regular-season games for the struggling Giants. During that same span, he produced 24 receptions on 42 targets alongside an even 300 receiving yards and a pair of touchdowns. For his NFL career as a whole, which has spanned six seasons, Latimer has tallied 70 receptions for 935 yards and six touchdowns. Encountering 118 career targets over the course of the last six seasons, he has also averaged 13.4 yards per catch as an NFL wide receiver as it stands today.
The Redskins are currently expected to finish in either third or last place in the NFC East with the Dallas Cowboys, and Philadelphia Eagles slated to fight for the top spot in the divisional standings in 2020-21.