Dezmon Briscoe not offered new contract by Redskins

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Dezmon Briscoe, who did not play at all in 2013 after undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder, was not tendered a restricted free agent contract by the Washington Redskins by the start of the new league year on Tuesday and is free to sign with any team.

The 6-foot-2, 210-pound wide receiver was claimed off waivers by the Redskins during training camp in 2012 and was perhaps most notably known for being the last player – by three hours – to find out he made the team at the end of that preseason. He played in seven games that season and caught just two passes for 22 yards.

He was on the outside looking in last August, when the Redskins faced Briscoe’s former team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in the final preseason game. After gaining 66 yards on a screen pass on the Redskins‘ first drive, Briscoe landed awkwardly following a 9-yard gain on the first play of the second drive and left the game, then was designated as waived/injured during final cuts and reverted to injured reserve.

By choosing not to retain Briscoe, 14 players who finished the 2013 season with the Redskins were set to become free agents on Tuesday. Five players – cornerback DeAngelo Hall, inside linebacker Perry Riley, wide receiver Santana Moss, defensive end Chris Baker and strong safety Jose Gumbs – signed new contracts with the team, while outside linebacker Brian Orakpo was given the franchise designation.

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