ASHBURN, Va., March 17 (UPI) -- The Washington Redskins on Sunday agreed to terms with free agent receiver Jacquez Green, who played the first four seasons of his NFL career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
ESPN says that Green received a three-year contract worth $4.3 million.
Green, 26, starred for Steve Spurrier at Florida and is the third Gator to join his former coach in Washington, following receiver Reidel Anthony, who signed a one-year contract earlier this month, and quarterback Danny Wuerffel, who was acquired from Houston.
Spurrier also expressed interest in acquiring New York Giants receiver Ike Hilliard, but the Redskins were not willing to give up a high draft pick for the former Gator.
In Washington, Green and Anthony likely will compete for a starting spot opposite Rod Gardner, Washington's first-round pick in 2001. The Redskins are not expected to re-sign unrestricted free agent Michael Westbrook, who led the team with 57 catches last season.
Paired with Keyshawn Johnson for the last two seasons, Green had just 36 catches for 402 yards in 2001. Green enjoyed his best year in 1999, the year before Johnson arrived, catching 56 passes for 791 yards.
A second-round pick in 1998, Green has 157 career receptions for 2,217 yards and seven touchdowns.