The Washington Redskins announced today they have re-signed wide receiver Darnerien McCants. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. A big, physical receiver with a knack for catching touchdown passes, McCants tied for the team-lead in touchdown receptions in 2003 with six and has recorded eight scores in only 24 career games.
McCants, 6-3, 214 pounds, finished the 2003 season third on the team in catches (27) and yards (360). He appeared in 15 games with one start. He finished 24th in the NFC in scoring by non-kickers with 40 points, six on touchdowns and two two-point conversions. In 2002, McCants appeared in nine games, starting one. He recorded 21 receptions for 256 yards and two scores.
Selected by Washington in the fifth round (154th overall) of the 2001 NFL Draft, McCants was signed to the active roster his rookie year but was inactive for all 16 games.
A native of Odenton, Maryland, McCants is a graduate of Arundel High School (MD) and Delaware State University. His senior year at Delaware State, he recorded 36 catches for 692 yards and 18 touchdowns, all career highs. His touchdown total set Delaware State and MEAC records, and was No. 1 in Division I-AA. He finished his collegiate career with 83 catches for 1,622 yards and 26 touchdowns.
McCants is also an accomplished artist, putting together works in just about every form: painting, sculpture and photography. He is also one of the most active players on the Redskins roster in community service outreach.
The Redskins also announced today they have signed defensive back Michael Hall. After a stand-out college career at Illinois, he was signed by New England this spring but released after NFL Europe training camp. Hall, 5-10, 175 pounds, tried out for the Redskins last weekend during mini-camp.