The Redskins have decided to make a move at wide receiver, according to a press release from the team:
For Immediate Release
November 27, 2010
REDSKINS MAKE ROSTER MOVES
LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have signed wide receiver Terrence Austin and waived wide receiver Joey Galloway.
Austin (5-11, 175) was drafted by the Redskins in the seventh round (219th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft and spent the first 11 weeks of his rookie season on Washington’s practice squad. His complete bio can be found on page 278 of the Washington Redskins Media Guide.
Galloway (5-11, 200) was in his first season with the Redskins. He had 12 receptions for 173 yards in 10 games in 2010.
Redskins fans will apparently be getting their wishes granted as Joey Galloway has been released from the team and Terrence Austin has been promoted from the practice squad. The move is not a surprise as the Redskins have been looking to gain a spark on the offense from the receiver position.
The coaching staff grew more and more frustrated with the lack of productivity from Galloway, and although Galloway made critical catches in the teams' most recent game against the Titans, the coaching staff clearly felt that a change was needed.
Austin's promotion also signals that the rookie has made progress grasping Kyle Shanahan's offense. Much like Brandon Banks, Austin's speed and agility serves him well in both receiving and the return game. Austin will look to spell Banks on returns, as well as add another potential threat on offense.
And given the state of the Redskins skill position players, they will need all the help they can get.