Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Redskins sign another RG III teammate
By John Keim
The Washington Redskins added yet another college teammate of quarterback Robert Griffin III, signing receiver David Gettis to a reserve-futures contract Tuesday. He's an intriguing player because of one productive season -- but injuries have ruined his career ever since.
Gettis' career started well when, as a sixth-round pick out of Baylor, he caught 37 passes for 508 yards and three touchdowns with Carolina. He has appeared in only two games since that season, both in 2012. He tore an ACL in August of 2011, causing him to miss the season. Gettis played in only two games the following year and was waived/injured with a hamstring injury this summer and did not sign with another team.
The 6-foot-3, 217-pound Gettis caught 11 passes for 164 yards in the preseason with Carolina, but injured his hamstring in pre-game warmups before the preseason finale. At the time, reports said he would be out for a while.
Griffin and Gettis played two seasons together at Baylor; Gettis only caught four touchdown passes in his college career. The Redskins claimed former Baylor center J.D. Walton off waivers late in the season. Also, Redskins guard Adam Gettis tweeted that "My cousin David Gettis is on the Skins too?!?! We in there!!!"
Gettis is the eighth player signed to a future's contract, joining punter Robert Malone, running back Davin Meggett, linebacker Gabe Miller, cornerback Ryan Mouton, tight end Richard Quinn, offensive lineman Tevita Stevens and defensive back Peyton Thompson.