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Alexander passes test; Skins to add him

Posted on: October 14, 2008 12:56 pm
 
My sources in Washington tell me that running back Shaun Alexander looked good in this morning's workout and, if he passes the physical, will be signed by the club. Alexander showed up in good shape and did enough that club officials recommended adding him. He is expected to be paid the league minimum, and will serve as a backup to Clinton Portis -- in effect, taking the spot of Ladell Betts, who will be out 3-4 weeks.
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Since: Oct 7, 2006
Posted on: October 16, 2008 2:07 pm
 

Alexander passes test; Skins to add him

Roll-tide76: That's great he won you a fantasy title. Maybe he deserves the respect of you spelling his name right. It's SHAUN, not Sean. I'll make sure not to draft you for my fantasy spelling bee team.

Good pickup for the 'Skins, though. He'll bring an interesting dynamic to the run game, but I would hold off on getting him in fantasy until Portis goes down.




Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: October 15, 2008 3:14 am
 

Alexander passes test; Skins to add him

b52guy, read between the lines next time. I said last season, then I said TWO seasons before that, which would mean 2005. I realize he missed time in 2006, so don't try to talk down to me like you know everything.




Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: October 15, 2008 1:34 am
 

Alexander passes test; Skins to add him

Sean Alexander isn't soft. He single handedly won me my fantasy football league a few years ago. For a back up, and being paid the league minimum, he is a great pick up. If he ends up sucking, they can drop him.



Since: Oct 12, 2007
Posted on: October 14, 2008 9:37 pm
 

Alexander passes test; Skins to add him

The Bengals release Rudi Johnson, make Chris Perry their "feature" back, sign Cedric Benson to add some punch while Kenny Watson is recovering from his injury, and totally miss out on a guy from their own back yard who would have loved to play for the team. This, and they won't play Benson for a reason I can't figure out. Even if he is not completely familiar with the offense, he has to be better than Perry.

I don't think the Redskins can go too far wrong here. At the league minimum, Shaun Alexander is affordable talent for their need of the moment. Even if he only spells Clinton Portis and adds extra depth to the offensive backfield, it's worth what the Redskins would lay out for him.

 




Since: May 14, 2007
Posted on: October 14, 2008 6:13 pm
 

Alexander passes test; Skins to add him

that post was alot of trouble to go thru to prove you know nothing about Clinton Portis.




Since: Apr 30, 2007
Posted on: October 14, 2008 5:45 pm
 

Alexander passes test; Skins to add him

The Redskins needed a backup, and Zorn picked one with whom he was familiar.  Nothing more, nothing less.  I don't think he would be there if Betts were healthy, but Mason would've been a better choice to me, and Cartwright has at least earned another shot as well.

I agree with eltrain828 that the Redskins lost nothing.  But if the Cowboys had wanted or needed Alexander, he'd be in TX already. There are still 10 weeks of football left.  Felix Jones will be out about two games and Romo three, then it's back to work for them both.  If the Commish is satisfied w/ his pound of flesh, Adam Jones will play before it's too late for him to contribute.  The most pressing injury in Dallas is McBriar and his broken foot.  (I was at FED EX Field this Sunday; even a one-legged punter is better than Durant Brooks)! 

This time last year, people were calling for Eli Manning's head, and Tom Coughlin was a joke.  NFC East fans are so busy stressing themselves out every week that we keep forgetting that the season's not even halfway done...



Since: Dec 4, 2006
Posted on: October 14, 2008 5:44 pm
 

Alexander passes test; Skins to add him

By the way, anyone reading my last post, I was talking about Portis not Alexander.



Since: Dec 4, 2006
Posted on: October 14, 2008 5:43 pm
 

Alexander passes test; Skins to add him

Skinsdan and brosweets,

He missed games in 2003, 2004 and 2006. He had complete seasons in 2002, 2005 and 2007. He has only played in and started in all 16 games in 2005 and 2007. That is why I made the comment earlier. No need to attack me personally. I was stating facts.



Since: Jan 7, 2008
Posted on: October 14, 2008 5:27 pm
 

Alexander passes test; Skins to add him

i agree with you on whether he is ready or not but to be honest i think he would be a great starter.  He has been significantly injured the past 2 seasons and playin didn't help him.  it made things worse.  i am excited and hope he gets playing time.  Remember we (seahawks)didn't really do the one-two punch before the second season of injuries so it caused his injuries to get worse. 



Since: Jan 7, 2008
Posted on: October 14, 2008 5:24 pm
 

Alexander passes test; Skins to add him

i am also excited to see him play.  As a seattle fan i loved watching him play here and am excited to see what he can do for washington.


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