Tuesday, March 30, 2004
'Skins trade '05 draft pick for Eagles receiver
WASHINGTON --Receiver James Thrash returned to the
Washington Redskins on Tuesday in a trade that sent a 2005
fifth-round draft pick to the Philadelphia Eagles.
Thrash began his NFL career with four seasons in Washington
before signing a five-year deal with the Eagles as a free agent in
2001. He joins a crowded Redskins receiving corps and could be the
No. 3 wideout, behind Laveranues Coles and Rod Gardner.
Thrash had 164 receptions for 2,026 yards and 15 touchdowns in
three years with the Eagles. His best season was 2001, when he had
a career-high 63 catches for 833 yards and eight touchdowns. His
numbers declined each of the next two seasons and he finished with
only 49 catches and one TD last year.
Thrash made a niche on special teams, finishing third in the NFC
with a 24-yard return average. In Washington, he could team with
Chad Morton on kickoffs.
The Redskins also re-signed receiver Darnerien McCants, whose
six touchdowns tied for the team lead last season. They also signed
defensive back Michael Hall, a tryout player at last weekend's
In other moves, the Eagles signed kicker Tim Duncan to a
two-year contract. Duncan has spent parts of the last two seasons
with the Arizona Cardinals. The Eagles also released safety Jamal