Redskins cut Jabar Gaffney
Graziano: Youth Movement In D.C.
The Redskins cut Jabar Gaffney not because he's not good but because they want to put a young receiving corps around RG3 that can grow and flourish with him, Dan Graziano writes. Blog
The Redskins released the receiver after unsuccessfully trying to trade him.
"I just heard. I just talked to Mike Shanahan. He said I was going to be making too much, and that they wanted to see what the other players can do," Gaffney told told ESPN's Josina Anderson on Tuesday.
I am not interested in going from being their leading receiver to being third-string, and having my number taken from me. That is pretty much telling me that I am not going to be making the team.” -- Jabar Gaffney
"He said there is a chance I can come back, but he said it would be for around the minimum because I wouldn't be the starter anymore. I am not interested in going from being their leading receiver to being third-string, and having my number taken from me. That is pretty much telling me that I am not going to be making the team. Now Drew (Rosenhaus) can start talking to other teams to find me a new home."
Gaffney wore No. 10 in 2011 but new starting quarterback Robert Griffin III was given that number after being selected No. 2 overall in last week's draft.
The 31-year-old Gaffney led Washington in receptions (68), receiving yards (947) and touchdown receptions (5) in 2011 but the Redskins signed free-agent receivers Pierre Garcon and Josh Morgan this offseason and veteran Santana Moss also is scheduled to return to the team.
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