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UNLV head coach Mike Sanford (left) was there to watch McCardell enter the UNLV Athletics Hall of Fame in 2004.
UNLV head coach Mike Sanford (left) was there to watch McCardell enter the UNLV Athletics Hall of Fame in 2004.
 
 
 

Oct. 1, 2007

Former UNLV star Keenan McCardell signed with the Washington Redskins on Monday, adding depth to a team with only one healthy wideout who has caught a pass this year.

McCardell has 861 career catches with Cleveland, Jacksonville, Tampa Bay and San Diego. The two-time Pro Bowl selection was cut by the Chargers after last season and nearly signed with the Redskins in July, but opted instead for Houston because he wanted to play in his hometown. The Texans released him at the end of preseason.

The signing could be a chance for McCardell, 37, to end his NFL career where he started: McCardell was originally 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, 188 pounds, ranks ninth all-time in receptions and has 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.

Information from AP and the Washington Redskins was used in this report

 

 

 
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