If the Redskins open with a multi-receiver formation against the New York Giants on Sunday — a very likely proposition — Malcolm Kelly will be the starter opposite Santana Moss.
This isn’t a surprise considering Kelly had a strong preseason and Zorn really wanted Kelly or Devin Thomas to assert themselves and beat out Antwaan Randle El.
Kelly became that guy.
“He’s gone all training camp really improving along the way,” Zorn said. “His overall explosion off the line of scrimmage has been very good and he’s working at trying to be the starting receiver. I can’t tell you everybody stepped back and watched him go but we’re going to give him the opportunity to be out there and hit it.”
Randle El will continue to get plenty of playing time, though.
“I think I said this earlier — you’re going to think Antwaan Randle El is the starter as well because they’re all going to be involved in the game plan,” Zorn said.
— Ryan O’Halloran