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Randle El Chooses the Redskins

The Redskins continued to give the wide receiver position a makeover with the signing of Antwaan Randle El on Sunday, the team announced.

Randle El, formerly of the Pittsburgh Steelers, is a versatile talent who is a threat on both offense and special teams. He is expected to provide another play-making option for the Redskins offense as well as have an impact in the kick return game.

Earlier on Sunday, the Redskins announced they had acquired wide receiver Brandon Lloyd in a trade with the San Francisco 49ers. Randle El and Lloyd will provide plenty of speed and energy to a wide receiver corps that, outside of Santana Moss, struggled last postseason.

Randle El, 5-10 and 192 pounds, is a four-year NFL veteran. He has played in 64 career games with 23 starts and compiled 159 receptions for 1,985 yards and seven touchdowns. In addition to his offensive production, Randle El totaled 1,594 yards on 167 punt returns and 1,742 yard on 77 kickoff returns.

In 2005, Randle El was an intricate part of the Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl Championship season, finishing third in receptions with 35, for 558 yards and one touchdown. The former college quarterback completed three-for-three passes for 67 yards and one touchdown during the year.

Randle El also returned 44 punts for 448 yards and two touchdowns during the regular season. He had a spectacular Super Bowl performance, catching three passes for 22 yards and throwing a 43-yard touchdown pass to Hines Ward, helping to solidify a Steelers championship.

He became the first wide receiver in Super Bowl history to throw a touchdown pass.

Randle El was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the second round of the 2002 NFL Draft from Indiana University. He finished his career as the most productive dual-threat quarterback in NCAA history gaining 11,384 total yards with 86 touchdowns.

Randle El is the only Division I player in NCAA history to obtain 6,00 yards passing and 3,000 yards rushing and is the only player to pass and score 40 touchdowns.

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