WR Keenan McCardell - Washington Redskins

6-1, 192Born: 1-6-1970College: UNLVDrafted: Round 12, pick

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2007 Week 5 vs DET (2 / 2 / 39 / 0 rec)

Due to injuries to other receivers, the Washington Redskins signed Keenan McCardell this week. McCardell hauled in two passes for 39 yards, getting into the game when Antwaan Randle El went out with an injury.

2007 Week 6 vs GB (2 / 2 / 30 / 0 rec)

McCardell caught his first target of the game with nine and a half minutes left in the fourth quarter. He caught his only other pass of the game two plays later.

2007 Week 10 vs PHI (6 / 4 / 33 / 1 rec)

McCardell scored his first touchdown of the season and had a season high in catches.

2007 Week 11 vs DAL (7 / 5 / 76 / 0 rec)

Playing in the slot as the Redskins third receiver, McCardell caught five passes for 76 yards on seven targets. McCardell was an intricate part of the passing game, frequently entering on passing downs. Quarterback Jason Campbell appears confident in the veteran, as all five of his catches were for a first down, two coming on third down plays.

2007 Week 12 vs TB (8 / 6 / 60 / 0 rec)

Keenan McCardell was targeted eight times, finishing with six receptions for 60 yards. He was targeted four times on third downs, converting three of those into Washington first downs.

2007 Week 13 vs BUF (4 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)

McCardell only caught two balls, one of which went for a first down.

2007 Week 14 vs CHI (2 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)

McCardell had one catch for four yards in the first half for his only catch of the game.

2007 Week 18 vs SEA (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Though active for this game, McCardell failed to garner a single target. He lost playing time to Reche Caldwell.

2006 Week 1 vs OAK (1 / 1 / 18 / 0 rec)

McCardell tiptoed the sideline and reeled in his only target of the day for a clutch first down. It should be noted that his young QB, Philip Rivers, attempted only 11 passes in the game.

2006 Week 2 vs TEN (6 / 5 / 58 / 0 rec, 1 / 8 / 0 rush)

McCardell was just overthrown in the end zone by Philip Rivers for what could have been McCardell's first score of the season. He appeared to be a bit shaken up on the play and was slow to get up. He left for the locker room under his own power and didn't appear to be in too much discomfort. There was no update given on his condition and he did not return, though that was likely precautionary. With the bye week coming already next week, McCardell should be good to go by Week 4.

2006 Week 4 vs BAL (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

For the first time in McCardell's career, he failed to catch at least one ball. Not only that, he wasn't even targeted once in the game. There was no mention of an injury that I heard during the telecast, but several little used players saw time during the game so it's possible McCardell was in and out of the lineup.

2006 Week 5 vs PIT (5 / 4 / 37 / 0 rec)

After held reception-less last week, McCardell was back in his old role as reliable possession receiver, catching four for 37 yards. He could have had five catches for at least 77 yards, but a 40 yard bomb went off his arms and he had CB Deshea Townsend beat for more had he caught it on the run.

2006 Week 6 vs SF (8 / 6 / 65 / 0 rec)

The wily old vet is still a viable cog in the Chargers' passing attack. He was targeted eight times and caught six passes for 65 yards.

2006 Week 7 vs KC (6 / 4 / 51 / 0 rec)

McCardell had receptions of seven, 15, 11, and 18 yards. He was tackled at the Kansas City one yard line on his last reception. The Chargers scored three plays later. McCardell also was targeted in the end zone in the fourth quarter.

2006 Week 8 vs STL (2 / 2 / 22 / 0 rec)

McCardell has seen his stats drop off significantly, and this game was no exception. The Chargers didn't throw the ball often, but even when they did there was little more than scraps left over for the veteran McCardell. He did catch both passes in his direction, but he didn't see a pass head his way in the entire second half.

2006 Week 9 vs CLE (6 / 5 / 64 / 0 rec)

McCardell put up what has become a typical stat line for him. What made this game different is that he added a potentially costly fumble to the box score. With the Chargers up 10-9 and driving just before halftime, McCardell turned a 27 yard reception into a fumble when the ball was jarred loose during the tackle. The fumble led to a Browns field goal and a 12-10 lead for Cleveland heading into the half. The fumble may have had a silver lining, however, as it may have been the catalyst for HC Marty Schottenheimer's angry halftime speech to the team that apparently fired them up for the second half.

2006 Week 10 vs CIN (5 / 2 / 49 / 0 rec)

McCardell didn't light up the stat sheet by any means, but he did make one of the best catches you'll see all season long. Philip Rivers hoisted a pass towards the sideline that McCardell appeared to catch with only one foot inbounds. The play was initially ruled an incompletion, but the Chargers challenged the call. Replays confirmed that McCardell had indeed managed to drag both feet inbounds while still maintaining possession of the football for a truly spectacular play. That 25 yard reception helped move the ball to the 26, a drive that eventually ended with a touchdown pass to Brandon Manumaleuna.

2006 Week 11 vs DEN (3 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)

McCardell only had one catch in the game. He was Rivers' target on the interception that was returned for a touchdown by Darrent Williams.

2006 Week 13 vs BUF (3 / 2 / 24 / 0 rec)

McCardell's contribution was minimal early on, with just three receptions through the middle of the third quarter. Then, on a third and four pass, McCardell came up with a first down on a seven yard pass (which was then negated by a Nick Hardwick penalty). But immediately after the play, McCardell briskly limped off to the sideline and didn't return.

2006 Week 15 vs KC (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

McCardell's only target was Rivers' second interception, and it came in the fourth quarter.

2006 Week 16 vs SEA (2 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)

McCardell started in place of the injured Eric Parker, but wasn't targeted in the first half. He returned punts as well. His only reception was a short three yard hitch midway through the second quarter.

2006 Week 17 vs ARI (3 / 3 / 39 / 0 rec)

McCardell saw a few balls go in his direction early on for short gains, but he didn't make a huge impact on the game.

2005 Week 1 vs DAL (14 / 9 / 123 / 2 rec)

McCardell was Brees' favorite target on the day. He took advantage of a blown coverage by the Cowboys on a 20 yard score in the second quarter. And repeated the trick on a 17 yard strike in the third quarter. He clearly was the guy they looked to lean on with TE Antonio Gates out.

2005 Week 2 vs DEN (8 / 4 / 54 / 0 rec)

McCardell enjoyed a successful first half, catching four passes for 54 yards. Two of the receptions gave the Chargers a first down, including a 20 yard catch on third down. He had another third down conversion ruled out when he was called for offensive pass interference. McCardell did not have any catches in the second half. Brees overthrew him in the end zone on one second half play and McCardell was also the target on a Brees interception that ended up being overturned on a challenge.

2005 Week 3 vs NYG (4 / 4 / 80 / 2 rec)

McCardell made good on all four of his targets, including two touchdowns. The first came from the arm of Drew Brees, while the second on a half back pass from Tomlinson. He made an outstanding catch to get the Chargers in the red zone on their third touchdown drive.

2005 Week 4 vs NE (1 / 1 / 11 / 1 rec)

McCardell wasn't heard from very much after his early touchdown reception. In fact, he wasn't thrown to again for the rest of the game. His game demonstrated two truths about McCardell. 1) McCardell can be relied upon for solid scoring on most weeks during the season, and 2) McCardell cannot be relied upon to post very many big scoring weeks, so use him only when you need those several extra points. McCardell lost four yards receiving on a play that was called back due to a penalty.

2005 Week 5 vs PIT (6 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)

McCardell was virtually invisible with only one reception for five yards. He had trouble breaking away from blanket coverage by Deshea Townsend, and dropped the only other pass he got his hands on, a third and two attempt that he dropped upon contact.

2005 Week 6 vs OAK (3 / 2 / 20 / 0 rec)

McCardell's day was more significant for what he did not do than for what he did do. Early in the first quarter, McCardell was targeted for a potential touchdown pass in the end zone. It was a catch that McCardell always hauls in, but he inexplicably dropped it.

2005 Week 7 vs PHI (8 / 5 / 78 / 1 rec)

McCardell had a solid afternoon, notching 78 yards and finding the end zone on a 19 yard post pattern. He made several other key catches to convert third downs in long yardage situations. He was responsible for Drew Brees' first interception, which bounced off of this shoulder pads before landing in the hands of the Eagles' defender.

2005 Week 8 vs KC (8 / 5 / 73 / 0 rec)

McCardell was solid early, and fairly quiet late. He ran his typical crisp routes and showed excellent hands, and compiled most of his yardage prior to halftime. McCardell lost a reception for no gain (for you point per reception leaguers) that was taken back because of a penalty.

2005 Week 9 vs NYJ (2 / 2 / 25 / 0 rec)

McCardell may have only caught two passes, but one of them was a spectacular grab where he leaped high into the air, was drilled by a defender and spun, yet still managed to hang onto the pass.

2005 Week 11 vs BUF (8 / 6 / 88 / 1 rec, 2 / 6 / 0 rush)

On the day San Diego retired legendary Lance Alworth's number 19 jersey, McCardell did the Hall of Famer proud by recording 88 yards and a touchdown en route to actually passing Alworth on the NFL's all-time list for receiving yards.

2005 Week 12 vs WAS (8 / 5 / 45 / 0 rec)

McCardell was targeted quite a bit, but the results weren't there. He joined in the San Diego drop party, missing one pass that was catchable. He was targeted on a deep pass in the end zone, but was unable to come up with the reception. Had the ball been thrown better, he may have.

2005 Week 13 vs OAK (4 / 4 / 60 / 0 rec, 1 / -4 / 0 rush)

McCardell became the thirteenth player in NFL history with 800 receptions in a career on his first catch of the game, which gave the Chargers a first down at the two minute warning on a drive that eventually led to a touchdown. His second reception was also for a big first down that put the Chargers in the red zone and led to a touchdown. McCardell showed his toughness when he held on to a 27 yard pass after he got nailed as soon as he turned around. Every time he made a big play for a first down, the drive ended in a score, and he caught all four passes thrown his way for a team leading 60 yards.

2005 Week 14 vs MIA (8 / 7 / 58 / 1 rec)

McCardell opened up with a bang, scoring on an eight yard pass from Drew Brees on the Chargers' second possession of the game. After that play, however, McCardell sort of disappeared. He caught two more passes in the first half, but was only targeted twice after halftime, catching one of them. He isn't a true number one receiver, and he still disappears from the offense for what seems like far too long of a time in certain games.

2005 Week 15 vs IND (5 / 3 / 88 / 1 rec)

McCardell got the scoring going early with a wide open 29 yard grab down the seam. He wasn't looked to much after that point, but he was targeted on one of the game's biggest players midway through the fourth quarter. On a third and nine, McCardell beat two Colts defenders down the field for a 54 yard reception. Had McCardell been a bit faster or the ball been thrown a bit more out in front, he may have taken it for a 91 yard score. As it is, it helped set up the go ahead and eventual game winning field goal for San Diego. After the Eric Parker injury, McCardell returned punts for the Chargers.

2005 Week 16 vs KC (11 / 6 / 58 / 0 rec)

McCardell was Brees' favorite target and provided one of the brighter spots for the Chargers on an otherwise disappointing day. He added to his legacy when he passed Shannon Sharpe and Henry Ellard to move into a tie with Steve Largent for eleventh place on the all-time NFL receptions list with 819 catches in his career.

2005 Week 17 vs DEN (10 / 6 / 51 / 0 rec)

McCardell was the most heavily targeted Chargers receiver in the first half with Brees under center. Once Rivers came on, McCardell had a lot of trouble doing much of anything. He caught the first ball Rivers threw to him, but most of the other four incompletions came because the young QB threw over, under, behind, and beside his receivers - specifically McCardell.