- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 11, 2007


Georgia Tech receiver Calvin Johnson was the latest highly regarded NFL Draft prospect to visit Redskin Park, meeting yesterday with Washington Redskins coaches and front office officials.

Per league rules, Johnson was not allowed to work out or lift weights at the team’s headquarters.

Johnson’s Pro Day on March 15 in Atlanta was attended by Redskins owner Dan Snyder, coach Joe Gibbs, assistant head coach-offense Al Saunders and vice president of football operations Vinny Cerrato.

Johnson (6-5, 239), who had 76 catches for 1,202 yards and 14 touchdowns last year for the Yellow Jackets, ran the 40-yard dash in 4.35 seconds at February’s scouting combine.

In order to draft Johnson, the Redskins probably would have to trade up to get ahead of Tampa Bay, which is expected to take him with the fourth pick.

Notre Dame quarterback Brady Quinn visited last week, and LSU quarterback JaMarcus Russell — the likely top pick in the draft — will be at Redskin Park today. Minnesota tight end Matt Spaeth also met with the Redskins yesterday. Spaeth, who had 47 catches for 564 yards and four touchdowns for the Gophers last year, is projected as a mid-round draft choice.

Ryan O’Halloran

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