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Posted at 2:37 PM ET, 11/20/2010

WR Terrence Austin promoted from practice squad

By Jason Reid

UPDATE, 4:45 p.m.: Austin's promotion is not yet official.

The Redskins moved Saturday to boost their struggling wide receiver corps, promoting rookie Terrence Austin from the practice squad, a person familiar with the situation revealed in a text message.

It was not immediately known whom the Redskins released to make room for Austin on the active 53-man roster. Although the seventh-round selection from UCLA failed to make the opening roster out of training camp, he impressed enough in the preseason to remain with the team.

With the Redskins (4-5) having dropped their last two games and facing Tennessee (5-4) on Sunday at LP Field, they apparently hope Austin will provided a spark to a unit that has been among their least productive.

Top wideout Santana Moss is having another solid season and deep-threat Anthony Armstrong has been a pleasant surprise. But 16-year veteran Joey Galloway has contributed little, and coaches this week acknowledged he performed poorly and Roydell Williams has been a nonfactor on offense.

Dynamic rookie returner Brandon Banks could become more involved on offense in the final seven games. And apparently Austin, also a returner, will be given some opportunities to contribute.

By Jason Reid  | November 20, 2010; 2:37 PM ET
Categories:  Joey Galloway, Santana Moss, Terrence Austin, wide receivers  
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Comments

Looks like we're geting younger at WR by default...

Posted by: Alan4 | November 20, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

It's about time.

It's not just that Galloway's talent/ability isn't where it used to be, it's that he's got nothing to make him "hungry" anymore in the NFL.

It's like he came out of "retirement" to do Shanallen a favor by coming to camp and going through reps b/c they needed a veteran body to fill a space.

What does someone like Galloway feel he has to prove?

The Brandon Bankses and Terrence Austins of the team will play hungry - they're playing for a career.

Posted by: p1funk | November 20, 2010 3:09 PM | Report abuse

I would say they either cut Galloway or Williams.

Posted by: Flounder21 | November 20, 2010 3:21 PM | Report abuse

Looks like we're geting younger at WR by default...

Posted by: Alan4 | November 20, 2010 2:59 PM |

Gotta love it. I hope they cut both Galloway and ROYDELL PHUKING WILLIAMS!

Posted by: scampbell1975 | November 20, 2010 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Wasn't he the #2 returner in the NCAA last year behind Banks?

Posted by: wireman65 | November 20, 2010 3:22 PM | Report abuse


WR Terrence Austin promoted from practice squad
By Jason Reid

Some poor sod in Tennessee will have to spend all night reviewing college tape and Redskins preseason tape on Austin. Then, he will be a game day inactive.

Posted by: beep-beep | November 20, 2010 3:24 PM | Report abuse

It's definately time to see what Austin can do. Galloway isn't doing it, and it is clear that his career is over. Austin is young and deserves the chance to see if he can contribute. I hope that Galloway is the one they cut. At least Roydell is contributing on special teams.

Posted by: kaasmaster | November 20, 2010 3:27 PM | Report abuse

I would say they either cut Galloway or Williams.

I'd think Roydell Williams would be the one they cut.

And it's a good thing the coaches are willing to make what is a necessary change to make this thing work right.

Posted by: gimmesummoe | November 20, 2010 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Cut BOTH Galloway and R Williams and bring up the RB James Davis along with Austin.

Let's face it - we're not a playoff team. Let's finally start the much needed rebuilding. Sometimes that first step is the hardest.

Posted by: bones21 | November 20, 2010 3:54 PM | Report abuse

This is a great bit of news. Lets hope he getsa big one over the top. Btw everyone read the Colt car crash story on Cindys blog? Here is hoping that Mr Side armed swager is ok.

Posted by: alex35332 | November 20, 2010 3:56 PM | Report abuse

I hope that Galloway is the one they cut. At least Roydell is contributing on special teams.


I'd cut both of them.

We've signed a quarterback to an extension, so you'd figure he needs options out on the edges.

Next Spring, let's add either Vincent Jackson or Sidney Rice and/or draft another wide receiver.

Posted by: gimmesummoe | November 20, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse

bones21

Let's face it - we're not a playoff team. Let's finally start the much needed rebuilding. Sometimes that first step is the hardest.

Yeah, maybe.

You can't go into rebuilding mode at mid-Season as a series of late season injuries/collapse on the part of some other team might put you in the playoff hunt.

But you are right to say that at some point, guys like Torain, Austin, Williams, Armstrong, Davis, and Banks deserve a long look in real play time.

Posted by: gimmesummoe | November 20, 2010 4:03 PM | Report abuse

I'm really excited about all the speedsters playing on Sunday.

Banks will make some big plays on offense, opening up alot of things.

I feel good about this game.

Posted by: iH8dallas | November 20, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

p1funk

Is Shanny wary of this guy named Chris Johnson?...Heard he's pretty good...

I'd say Johnson gets 20-25 carries and a couple of big runs against us as the titans would want to protect V Young.

Is 150 yards+ in Johnson's future tommorrow?

I'd say, "Yes."

And then, next week, Adrian Peterson-B Favre comes to visit followed by L Blount-J Freeman.

Oh well.

Posted by: gimmesummoe | November 20, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

This sounds like great news and will hopefully be the end of JG.

Agree with those who say to cut RW as well and bring up James, though having 4 rbs on the 53 man roster is questionable. Maybe IR the train?

Posted by: kerzon417 | November 20, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

Damn Scamp and Moe,

You guys want to cut TWO players in order to bring up ONE from the practice squad? At least Bones21 wants to bring up two practice squad guys to replace the two you want to cut.

Actually, I'm all for bringing up James Davis, but I would cut K. Williams and try to re-sign him to the practice squad. I don't see the need for 5 RBs on the active roster.

Posted by: kaasmaster | November 20, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

Damn Scamp and Moe,

You guys want to cut TWO players in order to bring up ONE from the practice squad? At least Bones21 wants to bring up two practice squad guys to replace the two you want to cut.

Actually, I'm all for bringing up James Davis, but I would cut K. Williams and try to re-sign him to the practice squad. I don't see the need for 5 RBs on the active roster.


Posted by: kaasmaster | November 20, 2010 4:13 PM |

I actually want to cut 2 players because they suck.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | November 20, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Chia_Pet | November 20, 2010 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Galloway is wasting my time! He has NO future with this or any other team.... He drops balls... He adds nothing. Why waste my time tuning in and watching his pathetic effort? Austin may or may not flop.... But he has a far higher probability of being here 2-3 years from now than Galloway or Williams... Cut em both.

Posted by: Capitalist-1 | November 20, 2010 5:01 PM | Report abuse

Time to get rid of 84...didn't even fight fo rthe ball on the INT. Banks got some run at WR vs. eagles, let's hope he gets more thrown his way

Posted by: tonyc | November 20, 2010 5:03 PM | Report abuse

31 targets, 9 catches. Just about the worst performance in the whole league. At least if a young guy is terrible, you are learning something.

I can't assess williams on special teams but the same principle basically applies.

I expect to see a couple of long plays by CJ tomorrow--featuring our safeties taking poor angles. Anyone disagree? I'm not a betting man but Titans (-7) has got to be one of the best bets of the season. They physically dominate us. Remember last time when the 1-5 Titans came to Fed Ex and Travis Henry ran for 178 yards? They are improved, we are worse, and it's in Tennessee.

The sad part is that I believe the Redskins are playing as hard as they can. They are just that undermanned, and the schemes they are playing aren't suited to them. They haven't outgained an opponent yet. Unless an opponent does something like throw 4 picks to the same guy and fails to challenge an obvious touchdown (Bears), misses two second half field goals in an OT game (Packers), gives away a touchdown before half and gets called for holding on the game-winning touchdown (Cowboys), or loses their starting QB and drops the game-winning touchdown (Eagles), the Redskins can't win. This being football, those kinds of things do happen. But this is a team that if they played their schedule a hundred times would average out to 2-7. They are probably slightly worse than last years bunch (which was unlucky to be 4-12).

Posted by: MarquisSmith | November 20, 2010 5:29 PM | Report abuse

Did Rogers and Landry travel to Tenn with the team? Are they both injured or both benched? I'm thinking the later...

Posted by: DeployedFan | November 20, 2010 6:06 PM | Report abuse

It's about time! Cut 84 and 87 and bring up 18 and 24. Start either 16 or 18 at WR with 89 and 13. Let 16 and 18 battle at BOTH PR and WR.

Posted by: artsnsportz | November 21, 2010 12:38 AM | Report abuse

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