Young signed a reserve/future contract with the Panthers on Wednesday. Young spent training camp with the Bears last season but failed to receive a spot on the 53-man roster. Previously he spent six seasons with the Redskins, scoring 13 touchdowns over that span. He'll now compete with Mike Tolbert and Devon Johnson throughout the offseason in the hopes of furthering his NFL career.
Young was signed by the Bears on Thursday. Young will provide the Bears' backfield with a viable option in short-yardage and blocking situations. The veteran fullback has spent six years in Washington where he amassed 185 yards on 51 rushes and seven touchdowns to go along with 44 catches for 424 yards and six touchdowns. He's played at least 13 games in each of his seasons thus far in the league, while the only other option at fullback for the Bears prior to Young's signing was Paul Lasike.
Young has been informed that he'll be released by the Redskins, The Washington Post reports. Young has spent his entire six-year career in Washington, where he served as a reliable fullback and short-yard rusher. Prior to this past season, Young rushed for three touchdowns in back-to-back campaigns, and his experience should land him somewhere ahead of training camp this summer.
Redskins defensive end Jason Hatcher has missed practice all week and is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Cowboys. Hatcher has missed Washington's last two games with a knee injury. Trent Williams (shoulder), Chris Baker (toe/elbow), Gabe Miller (ankle), Keenan Robinson (knee) and Stephen Bowen (ankle/illness) are all listed as questionable for the game. Robert Griffin III (shoulder), Bashaud Breeland (thigh), Barry Coefield (shoulder), Tom Compton (knee), Will Compton (shoulder), Jackson Jeffcoat (calf), Kory Lichtensteiger (stinger) and Darrel Young (ankle) are all considered probable. The Redskins are currently 5 1/2-point underdogs at home against the Cowboys.
Redskins fullback Darrel Young only carried the ball twice, but capitalized on each occasion. Young scored twice from 1-yard out in the third quarter, leading his team to a 27-24 victory over Philadelphia in Week 16. He finished the game with two carries for 2 yards and two scores. He also caught one pass for 3 yards.
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