The Redskins completed a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday, acquiring wide receiver James Thrash for an undisclosed draft pick, the team announced on Wednesday.
Thrash, a starter with the Eagles for the last three seasons, adds impressive depth to the Redskins wide receiver corps, a group that includes starters Laveranues Coles and Rod Gardner and fourth-year player Darnerien McCants, who signed a contract extension last Tuesday.
This is Thrash's second tour with the Redskins. He spent 1997-2000 with the club.
Thrash is regarded as a player with exceptional work ethic and someone who can battle through injuries. In 2000, he was voted the Redskins' Ed Block Courage Award winner and Unsung Hero Award winner.
For his career, Thrash has totaled 229 receptions for 2,910 yards and 18 touchdowns, and has added 40 carries for 354 yards and two additional scores on the ground.
Thrash is equally valuable on special teams, returning 104 kickoffs during his career for 2,400 yards.
In 2003 regular-season play, Thrash led the Philly receiving corps with 49 catches for 558 yards and one touchdown, adding 52 yards on five carries.
A standout special teams returner and coverage player, he logged 34 kickoff returns for 815 yards and finished the season ranked third in the NFC and sixth in the NFL with a 24.0-yard average per return.
During his four years with the Redskins, Thrash played in 45 games, contributing 65 receptions for 884 yards and three touchdowns, mainly as a reserve. In 2000, he scored on a 95-yard return at Detroit.
Thrash was a standout wide receiver for Missouri Southern, earning first-team all-Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association honors as a senior, after leading the conference in receiving yards per game and ranking second overall in receptions.
He also earned all-America and all conference honors in track, competing in the 100- and 200-meter dash.