WR - FA
Week 17 Outlook
WR Cody Latimer has been released by the Washington Football Team.
Latimer had been placed on the commissioner’s exempt list prior to him being waived by Washington after facing multiple felony chargers from earlier this Summer.
Washington WR Cody Latimer has been placed on the commissioner exempt list as a result of being charged with multiple felonies back in May.
Latimer is off to a bad start in Washington. The former 2014 2nd-round pick hasn’t eclipsed the 1,000 yard mark for his career, and it doesn’t look like he’ll be getting over that hump anytime soon with his placement on the exempt list. Meanwhile, the arrow continues to point up for rookie WR Antonio Gandy-Golden, whose opportunity might just come sooner rather than later with a depleted group of Washington wide receivers.
Early on Saturday morning Douglas County police in Colorado arrested Cody Latimer on five charges; assault in the second degree, menacing, illegal discharge of a firearm, prohibited use of a weapon, and reckless endangerment. Bond was listed at $25,000.
The Redskins' wide receiving corps is among the most unproven in the league, which up until this incident provided Cody Latimer with an exceptional opportunity to contribute. The Redskins had hoped that Latimer could be a complimentary receiver to second year wideouts Terry McLaurin and Steven Sims Jr. Entering his seventh season in the league Latimer will have to hold off a number of younger players including Antonio Gandy-Golden, Kelvin Harmon, Trey Quinn and Cam Sims if he wants to see the field in 2020. Cody Latimer set career highs in targets (42), receptions (24), yards (300) last season with the Giants.
Former Giants and Broncos WR Cody Latimer is signing a deal with the Washington Redskins.
Latimer, a 2014 second-round pick out of Indiana, started his career with the Broncos before joining the Giants in 2018. He’s never had more than 24 receptions, 300 yards, and two touchdowns in any given season in his six-year career. He’ll look for a fresh start with new head coach Ron Rivera on a relatively young Washington offense. Latimer is not a target in fantasy leagues going into the 2020 season, as he’s behind at a minimum Terry McLaurin and Steven Sims on the depth chart.
Giants wide receiver Cody Latimer caught five of his seven targets for 44 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over Washington.
Latimer has not had much of a role this season but saw his most targets since Week 1 against Dallas on Sunday, partially due to the fact that Darius Slayton had to leave the game due to an injury for part of the game.