The Washington Football Team has released Latimer.
Per NFL.com's Grant Gordon, Latimer was on the Commissioner's Exempt List following a May arrest in Colorado that resulted in five charges. Latimer had been signed by Washington back in March after spending the last two seasons with the Giants.
Latimer (personal) was placed on the commissioner's exempt list Monday, Mark Maske of The Washington Post reports.
Latimer is facing eight charges, including four felonies, for an alleged incident in Douglas County, Colo. in May. Late last week, he appeared in court remotely and was expected to report to Washington's team facilities Tuesday, but the latter won't come the pass. When (or if) he's allowed to join his teammates, Latimer will be competing for one of the last wide receiver spots on the roster.
Latimer appeared in court remotely Friday on charges related to his May arrest and is expected to report to training camp Tuesday, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.
Latimer was booked on five charges, but court records indicate he is now facing eight, including four felonies. His status remains murky heading into the season, but it appears at this point he will report to camp per usual. He has played the last two seasons with the Giants and recorded a career-high 24 receptions for 300 yards in 2019.
Latimer was arrested Saturday in Douglas County, Colo. on charges of assault in the second degree, menacing, illegal discharge of a firearm, prohibited use of a weapon and reckless endangerment, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports.
Latimer, who signed an offseason deal with the Redskins after spending the previous two seasons with the Giants, is being held on a $25,000 bond. A Redskins team official relayed that the organization is aware of Latimer's arrest and will continue to gather more information about the incident before issuing further comment on the matter.
Latimer agreed to terms Wednesday on a contract with the Redskins, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
Latimer served as the Giants' fourth receiver and primary kick return man in 2019, finishing the season with 24 catches for 300 yards. He'll likely assume a depth role for the Redskins next season, especially with youngsters Terry McLaurin (concussion), Steven Sims, Trey Quinn (concussion) and Kelvin Harmon on the roster.
Latimer finished the season with 24 catches for 300 yards on 42 targets as the Giants' No. 4 receiver and primary kick returner.
With the emergence of Darius Slayton, and the presence of Golden Tate, Sterling Shepard, Evan Engram and Kaden Smith, Latimer's best hope is to hang on as a depth receiver and return man again in 2020.
Latimer caught five of seven targets for 44 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 41-35 overtime victory over Washington.
The 27-year-old played 79 total offensive snaps and had five catches for 79 yards and one touchdown across the previous six games, so it was certainly surprising to see him play 41 snaps Sunday with Golden Tate and Sterling Shepard healthy. Latimer worked ahead of rookie Darius Slayton in Week 16, but it's unclear if playing time will split similarly in the season finale.
Latimer caught one of two targets for 21 yards during Sunday's 36-20 win over the Dolphins.
Latimer has returned to a depth role in New York's aerial attack with Sterling Shepard, Golden Tate and Darius Slayton all healthy. He'll reprise his usual role as a kick returner and reserve wideout Week 16 against Washington.
Latimer notched a 43-yard reception on three targets in Sunday's 31-13 loss to the Packers.
Latimer enjoyed his highest offensive snap count (33) since Week 8 because Golden Tate (concussion) was inactive. It's unsettled whether Tate will be ready for Week 14's clash against the Eagles, and if he is, Latimer will bump back to a reserve role.
Latimer likely will replace Golden Tate (concussion) in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Packers, Tom Rock of Newsday reports.
A spot in the starting lineup doesn't offer any guarantees in terms of workload, as Latimer technically has started nine of his 10 games this season, averaging 2.9 targets and 30.4 offensive snaps in those contests. He may even split the No. 3 receiver role with Cody Core or Da'Mari Scott, as the Giants have been hesitant to give Latimer more than half the snaps on offense even when they've been forced to play without Tate or Sterling Shepard. The safe bets for Week 13 targets are Shepard and Darius Slayton.
Latimer recorded a seven-yard reception in Sunday's 19-14 loss to the Bears.
Sterling Shepard (concussion) returned to the contest, hindering any hopes for Latimer to bump up on the depth chart. The 27-year-old avoided being a healthy scratch -- Bennie Fowler wasn't as fotunate -- partly because he's a valued kick returner.
Latimer didn't receive a target in Sunday's 34-27 loss to the Jets.
Even with Sterling Shepard (concussion) out, Latimer managed just six of a possible 72 offensive snaps (eight percent) -- his lowest workload of the year -- as Bennie Fowler was the clear No. 3 wideout (55 snaps). The Giants will be off next week, so Shepard has a shot to return Week 12 against the Bears, which would hamper Latimer's offensive potential further.
Latimer hauled in two of three targets for eight yards and a touchdown in Monday's 37-18 loss to the Cowboys.
Latimer was wide open in the right corner of the end zone, and Daniel Jones found him to take the lead early in the second quarter. The sixth-year pro made waves on special teams as well, as he ripped off kick returns of 41 and 50 yards. This could earn him additional reps as a returner going forward, but his fantasy utility is limited by his shortcomings as a receiver.
Latimer caught two of three passes for 28 yards during Sunday's loss to the Lions.
Latimer ranked third among New York's wide receivers with 33 offensive snaps but wasn't significantly involved in the passing game. Darius Slayton played 62 snaps, caught two of five targets for 50 yards and two touchdowns and clearly has stepped into the No. 2 spot at wide receiver with Sterling Shepard (concussion) sidelined.
Latimer caught four of five targets for 33 yards during Sunday's loss to the Cardinals.
Latimer saw an increased role on offense with Sterling Shepard (concussion) sidelined, and he turned that opportunity into modest production. When Shepard eventually returns to the starting lineup, Latimer figures to resume his usual depth role.
Latimer failed to bring in his only target during Thursday's 35-14 loss to the Patriots.
Even with Sterling Shepard (concussion) and Evan Engram (knee) sidelined, Latimer operated as an afterthought in New York's aerial attack. The 2014 second-round pick isn't worth fantasy consideration in all but the deepest of leagues.
Latimer could play a key role on offense in Thursday's game against the Patriots, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
The Giants will be without two of their top targets in the passing game Thursday in Sterling Shepard (concussion) and Evan Engram (knee), not to mention do-everything running back Saquon Barkley (ankle). As a result, Latimer will be one of the depth skill-position players who will likely be counted for added work in the passing game to compensate for the absences. Golden Tate, Darius Slayton and Rhett Ellison are also expected to see upticks in targets from quarterback Daniel Jones.
Latimer failed to bring in his lone target during Sunday's 28-10 loss to the Vikings.
Latimer was heavily involved in New York's offense during the first two weeks of the season -- he hauled in six catches for 104 yards across that span -- but he's now gone two straight games without a catch. However, with Sterling Shepard (concussion) in danger of missing time, according to Dan Duggan of The Athletic, Latimer appears to be facing similar opportunity to what he saw during the first weeks of the season. If Shepard is forced to sit out Thursday's game against the Patriots, Latimer will likely mix in with Darius Slayton for key snaps at the wide receiver position behind Golden Tate.
Latimer was unable to log a statistic over 27 of 78 possible offensive snaps (35 percent) in Sunday's win over Washington.
Latimer was coming off a concussion that forced him to miss Week 3's contest the Buccaneers. Before that absence, the 26-year-old caught six of 12 targets for 104 yards in the Giants' first two games.
Latimer has cleared the NFL's concussion protocol.
After upgrading to full practice participation Thursday, the veteran wideout has clearance to play in Sunday's game against Washington. Latimer should have a spot in three-wide formations, but he won't necessarily handle an every-down role.
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