WASHINGTON, D.C. (NFL/Wyche) – The hint was cast when the Washington Redskins gave rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III jersey No. 10, which had been worn by wide receiver Jabar Gaffney. Reality came Tuesday when Gaffney was released by the Redskins, according to a supply with information of the circumstance.
The team later confirmed the release on Twitter.
The 10-year veteran had a career-finest season in 2011, when he led the Redskins in both receptions and receiving yards with 68 catches for 947 yards and five touchdowns.
Wide receivers Josh Morgan and Pierre Garcon, who were free agents, signed deals with the Redskins in March.
Gaffney could have known his time as a Redskin was running out, due to the fact he not too long ago told told WTEM-AM in Washington, “They are trying to trade me.”
“Jabar Gaffney” also became a trending topic worldwide on Twitter immediately after a rant was posted on his account. Gaffney later claimed his account had been hacked.
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