Blades is in his fourth season out of Pitt. He is a classic run plugger and a reliable tackler. He will be on the field whenever the Redskins line up with four linebackers.
Armstrong has just seven catches, but is averaging 26.9 yards per reception. He made a spectacular 48-yard TD catch to help spark the Redskins to a 16-13 win over Green Bay last week, and is poised to become the secondary receiving target Washington has been searching for behind Santana Moss and Chris Cooley.