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Redskins Sign McCardell, Cut Stoutmire

The Redskins continue to tweak their wide receiver corps, signing veteran Keenan McCardell on Monday, the team announced.

To make room for McCardell, the Redskins released safety Omar Stoutmire.

The signing could be a chance for McCardell to end his NFL career where he started: McCardell, a 15-year veteran, was drafted by the Redskins in the 12th round of the 1991 NFL Draft.

McCardell received a Super Bowl XXVI ring while spending his first NFL season on the Redskins injured reserve list.

McCardell, 6-1 and 188 pounds, ranks ninth all-time in receptions in NFL history. He currently has 861 catches for 11,117 yards and 62 touchdowns.

He departed the Redskins for Cleveland in 1992. He played four seasons with the Browns before moving on to Jacksonville, where he would become one of the game's premiere receivers from 1996-2001. He still ranks second in Jaguars team history with 499 receptions for 6,393 yards and 30 touchdowns.

McCardell then spent two seasons in Tampa Bay, including the Buccaneers 2002 Super Bowl XXXVII Championship season, before moving on to San Diego.

He spent the past three NFL seasons with the Chargers, appearing in 37 games during that span. Last season, McCardell played in 14 games--with 11 starts--and caught 36 passes for 437 yards.

A free agent this past off-season, he signed with Houston prior to the start of training camp but he was released prior to the start of the regular season.

McCardell joins a Redskins wide receivers corps that has plenty of veteran talent.

Santana Moss has been slowed by a groin injury since Week 3 and his status for this Sunday's game against Detroit is uncertain.

If Moss is sidelined, then it's possible that McCardell could see action in this Sunday's game against Detroit. McCardell is likely in playing condition since he spent preseason with Houston.

Moss leads the Redskins in receptions with 12, for 199 yards.

Antwaan Randle El got off to a strong start this season, logging 11 receptions for 238 yards, an impressive 21.6-yard average.

Brandon Lloyd, James Thrash and Reche Caldwell make up the rest of the Redskins' wide receiver corps. Lloyd and Thrash don't have receptions yet this year. Caldwell is working his way into playing time after joining the club in early September.

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