Quick played into the fourth quarter of Thursday's preseason opener against Baltimore, catching each of his three targets for 20 yards.
Quick actually had one of Washington's better stat lines in an ugly showing, but that he was still playing in the fourth quarter suggests he's in serious danger of not making the team. Ryan Grant seems to have pushed ahead of Quick for the No. 4 job.
Quick disappointed during offseason practices and likely will need to compete for a roster spot, Rich Tandler of CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.
The No. 33 overall pick in the 2012 draft, Quick enjoyed a productive stretch early in the 2014 season but otherwise failed to live up to his draft status during his five-year tenure with the Rams, eventually serving as the No. 3 wideout in a lifeless offense last season. His one-year contract with the Redskins doesn't include much guaranteed money, leaving him to compete with Maurice Harris and Ryan Grant, among others, for the fourth and fifth spots on the depth chart. Quick doesn't have much of a track record playing special teams, which could hurt his bid for a roster spot.
Selected 33rd overall in the 2012 draft, Quick finally started living up to the Rams' expectations early in the 2014 campaign, only to suffer a severe shoulder injury after seven games. He struggled to bounce back from the injury and caught just 10 passes the following year, but he did re-emerge as a modest contributor last season, hauling in 41 of 79 targets for 564 yards and three touchdowns in 16 games. While Jamison Crowder and fellow free-agent signing Terrelle Pryor are locked in as key pieces in the Washington offense, Quick could get a chance to push 2016 first-rounder Josh Doctson (Achilles) for a spot in three-wide sets. The Redskins hope Doctson will bounce back from a lost rookie season and earn a leading role, but the 27-year-old Quick provides some form of insurance if that doesn't happen. The most likely scenario has Quick serving as the No. 4 wideout, providing an occasional big-play threat on limited snaps.
Quick caught just two of his seven targets for 15 yards and failed to find the end zone for the 12 consecutive game Sunday against Arizona.
The 27-year-old receiver had a respectable five-game run (16 receptions for 326 yards and three touchdowns) leading into the Rams' Week 9 bye, but he faded considerably down the stretch, and especially after Jared Goff was named the starter. Through Goff's seven starts, Quick had just 15 receptions for 143 yards and failed to find pay dirt. After Los Angeles drafted two wide receivers in the 2016 NFL Draft, the Rams might let Quick walk via free agency, so his fantasy value is in limbo until he inks a new deal.
Quick received four targets but failed to secure a reception during Saturday's loss to San Francisco.
Through six games with Jared Goff running the offense, Quick has just 13 receptions for 128 yards and no touchdowns. Additionally, the receiver has caught just 46.4 percent of his targets during the stretch. It's likely best to ignore Quick in the majority of fantasy settings for the Week 17 matchup against Arizona.
|P4||8/31/17||@ TB||7:30 pm|
|2||9/17/17||@ LAR||4:25 pm|
|4||10/2/17||@ KC||8:30 pm|
|Bye: Week 5|
|7||10/23/17||@ PHI||8:30 pm|
|9||11/5/17||@ SEA||4:05 pm|
|11||11/19/17||@ NO||1:00 pm|
|13||11/30/17||@ DAL||8:25 pm|
|14||12/10/17||@ LAC||4:05 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ NYG||1:00 pm|