Tag:Chad Simpson
Posted on: October 6, 2010 3:13 pm
Edited on: October 6, 2010 3:15 pm

Portis will be out 4-6 weeks with groin injury

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan dropped a surprise in our laps at his news conference this afternoon. He told reporters, including Washington radio personality Chris Russell, that RB Clinton Portis has a third degree of separation of his groin and will be out 4-6 weeks.

That means Ryan Torain officially becomes the starter, and Shanahan said Chad Simpson will move to the No. 2 spot.

On Monday, Portis said his groin was stiff and bothering him but he didn’t reveal the extent of the damage.

Torain looked to be making a move to secure Portis’ starting position anyway. In the two games he’s played, Torain has rushed for 116 yards and a score on 25 carries.

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Posted on: September 21, 2010 6:53 pm

Larry Johnson released; what now for Skins?

Posted by Andy Benoit
L. Johnson (US Presswire)
Amidst all the Michael Vick hoopla was the announcement that the Redskins have released running back Larry Johnson. This is news only because Johnson rushed for over 1,700 yards in back-to-back seasons five years ago.

This season, Johnson, 30, has five yards on two carries. He wasn’t able to contribute on special teams, he didn’t have the speed or quickness or hands to be a third down back and he’s not an explosive everydown player. So, keeping him made little sense.

Pro Football Talk reported earlier that the Redskins signed Chad Simpson. He’ll compete Keiland Williams for the No. 2 duties. When you’re starting running back is aging, often bruised Clinton Portis, the backup running back is sort of important.

The Redskins should strong consider bringing Ryan Torain off the practice squad. The former fifth-round pick of the Broncos has the right kind of skillset for Shanahan’s zone running system. Torain showed good one-cut quickness in the preseason. In fact, don’t be floored if he winds up being the team’s featured runner at some point this season.

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