The Redskins have signed free agent wide receiver Kevin Dyson, the team announced on Monday. Dyson, who worked out at Redskins Park on Monday morning, adds plenty of experience to a wide receiver corps that has several new faces, including newcomers Santana Moss and David Patten.
Dyson, 6-2 and 212 pounds, was a first-round draft pick of the Tennessee Titans in 1998. He spent the first five years of his career with the Tennessee Titans. He is perhaps most notable for scoring on the "Music City Miracle" touchdown in the Titan's AFC Wild Card playoff game against the Buffalo Bills in 1999.
In 2003, Dyson signed with Carolina. A year later, he signed with San Diego, but was released prior to the start of the regular season.
During his career, Dyson has appeared in 59 games with 54 starts and totaled 2,325 yards on 178 catches and 18 touchdowns. Dyson has caught eight passes for 82 yards in postseason play and has played in two Super Bowls.
Dyson left Utah as the college's all-time leader in catches with 192. He ranked second with 2,726 receiving yards and fourth with 18 touchdowns. He was MVP of the 1998 Senior Bowl.
With Laveranues Coles traded to the New York Jets and Rod Gardner not expected to return next season, the Redskins have revamped their wide receiver corps with a blend of speed and experience. Moss, Patten and Dyson join holdovers Darnerien McCants, Taylor Jacobs, Antonio Brown and James Thrash.
Dyson takes the roster spot made available when the Redskins released running back/kick returner Chad Morton last week.
The Redskins also worked out free agent wide receiver Antonio Freeman on Monday. Freeman is a 10-year NFL veteran who has spent most of his career with the Green Bay Packers. Last year, he spent training camp with Miami but was released prior to the start of the regular season.