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Washington Redskins sign former IU wide receiver Simmie Cobbs Jr.



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Quarterback Richard Lagow passes the ball to wide receiver Simmie Cobbs Jr. during the Old Oaken Bucket game against Purdue Nov. 25 in West Lafayette, Indiana. Cobbs was signed by the Washington Redskins after not being selected in the 2018 NFL Draft.  Ty Vinson Buy Photos

Former IU wide receiver Simmie Cobbs was signed by the Washington Redskins on Saturday as an undrafted free agent after not being selected in the 2018 NFL Draft.

The signing was confirmed in a Twitter post made from the IU football account.

Cobbs declared for the draft after his redshirt junior season, but still finished in the top ten in career 100-yard games, receptions and receiving yards. He finished fourth, eighth and ninth in those categories respectively.

Cobbs received a medical redshirt during the 2016 season after suffering a season-ending ankle injury against Ball State in his lone appearance of the season. 

It halted any trajectory Cobbs might have been gaining from his sophomore season in 2015, in which he recorded 60 receptions for 1,035 yards and four touchdowns. He was also honorable mention All-Big Ten that season.

Cobbs managed to bounce back from the injury during his junior season in 2017. He finished second in the Big Ten with 72 receptions, fourth with 841 yards and tied for sixth in receiving touchdowns with eight.

Cobbs was subsequently named First Team All-Big Ten, IU Offensive Player of the Year and was named to the Biletnikoff Award watch list.

Cameron Drummond and Murphy Wheeler

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