Washington Football Team Signs WR Adam Humphries
Former Tennessee Titans wide receiver Adam Humphries signed a one-year deal with the Washington Football Team on March 25.
Humphries, 27, only saw action in seven games last year, totaling 23 receptions for 228 yards and two touchdowns but had a career-year in 2018, hauling in 76 receptions for 816 yards and five touchdowns for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers where he played with quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick.
Washington signed another defensive back this offseason, bringing Darryl Roberts into the fold on March 26. The 30-year-old was a seventh-round draft pick selected by the New England Patriots in 2015 and most recently played for the Detroit Lions accounting for 39 tackles and one interception.
Georgetown’s Qudus Wahab Seeking Greener Pastures
Georgetown University’s standout center Qudus Wahab entered the NCAA Transfer portal on March 25 after putting together an impressive sophomore campaign for the Hoyas’ basketball program.
He appeared in 26 games during the 2020-21 season, averaging 12.7 points and 8.2 rebounds per game and was selected to the 2021 Big East All-Tournament Team.
Ewing offered encouragement to the young athlete.
“Q was an important piece of our success this year and he needs to do what he feels is best for him. I want to wish him luck in his future. After an exciting postseason, we are ready to focus on the 2021-22 season.” said Georgetown University head coach Patrick Ewing.
Wahab notched a double-double against Colorado during the 2021 NCAA basketball tournament, scoring 20 points and pulled down 12 rebounds.
Wizards Winless in New York
The Washington Wizards could not capture a New York state of mind during their recent three-game road trip. In their first game against the Brooklyn Nets on March 21, Washington lost by seven points despite Wizards point guard Russell Westbrook posting a triple-double with 29 points, 13 rebounds and 13 assists.
Washington continued to falter in back-to-back games on March 23 and 25 against the New York Knicks. In both losing efforts, Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal lead the team in scoring.
But finally, Washington pulled off a victory against the Detroit Pistons on March 27, 106-92, snapping a three-game losing streak topped by another strong performance by Westbrook. He scored 19 points with 18 rebounds and 10 assists for another triple-double while the four other starters scored in double-figures as well.
The team has now lost 10 of its past 12 games since March 10 (as of March 28).
At the NBA trade deadline, the Wizards acquired forwards Daniel Gafford and Chandler Hutchinson from the Chicago Bulls in exchange for Troy Brown, Jr. and Mo Wagner. Washington Wizards Head Coach Scott Brooks was clearly impressed with Gafford’s first game with Washington against the Pistons.
“This is what he does … I thought he had just a fantastic game,” Brooks said about Gafford’s 13-point debut. “We’re going to keep working with him; he’s definitely a keeper. He has a chance to be really good for a lot of years with his skillset.”
With two home games coming up against the Indiana Pacers and Charlotte Hornets before taking on the Pistons again on the road on April 1, the franchise hopes these new editions will make an immediate impact down the stretch as the team continues to struggle to pick up much-needed ground in the Eastern Conference.