June 9, 2010

Multiple Moves At Redskins Park Today

According to Adam Schefter the 'Skins have just signed former Cleveland Browns Receiver Mike Furrey while releasing LB Alvin Bowen, DL Antoine Holmes, CB Marcus McCauley and TE Sean Ryan.

Furrey pulled in 98 passes for 1086 yards in 2006 with the Lions, but has caught just 102 balls in the three years following 2006 (61 of those came in 2007).

Furrey has spent most of his career under the direction of offensive guru Mike Martz. Furrey began his career in St Louis with Martz, and then followed him to Detroit after Martz was fired from the Rams.

Martz is known for his vertical passing schemes, and Furrey benefitted as a slot receiver over the middle as guys like Roy Williams, Torry Holt, Isaac Bruce and Clavin Johnson drew safety help deep, leaving Furrey free to operate underneath.

Furrey played with the Browns last season catching 23 passes for 170 and zero TDs. He also spent time at the safety position in Cleveland.

Ryan was the biggest name cut today by head coach Mike Shanahan. He signed a contract earlier this offseason to compete for time as a blocking tight end.

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