WASHINGTON (FNN Media) — From all indications the Washington Redskins blockbuster trade with the St. Louis Rams is a precursor to the arrival of Hesiman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III. Indeed, a new era appears to be on the verge of dawning in the nation’s capital and Anthony Armstrong is looking forward to seeing it with a fresh set of eyes… literally.
The Redskins wide receiver underwent laser eye surgery within the past two weeks in hopes of improving his vision and alleviating a pesky problem.
“I won’t have to deal with losing contacts during the game,” he said via text. “I have had to scramble for missing contacts in the grass.”
Last season Armstrong saw his production significantly decline after he suffered a knee injury during the Week 3 road loss to the Dallas Cowboys. Unable to get back on track for the remainder of the year, the West Texas A&M product was openly frustrated while the offense continued to sputter and his opportunities continued to dwindle.
In 2010, Armstrong caught 44 passes for 871 yards and three touchdowns in 11 starts. In 2011, he managed just seven catches for 103 yards and two touchdowns in two starts.
But he’s not blaming contact lens issues and suspect vision for the lackluster season.
“Not a reason for decline in production,” Armstrong said, “but definitely one less thing to forget to pack — contacts, glasses, etc.”
Armstrong, who turns 29 this month, also said he was looking forward to working with newly hired wide receivers coach Ike Hilliard.
He had a good relationship with former receivers coach Keenan McCardell as well. The pair spent hours together after practice putting in extra work.
As for RG3? Armstrong isn’t making any predictions about his success in Washington, but does feel the Baylor quarterback will send stock in Superman socks skyrocketing.
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