Hansbrough signed a reserve/future contract with the Redskins on Thursday, John Keim of ESPN.com reports. Hansbrough did not sign with a team during the 2018 regular season but now joins Washington's 90-man roster. The 25-year-old has only played five special teams snaps in his NFL career and faces an uphill battle to secure a depth role with the Redskins this offseason.
Hansbrough (undisclosed) was waived by the Chargers on Saturday, Ricky Henne of the team's official site reports. Hansbrough failed to beat out Justin Jackson for the fourth spot at running back behind Melvin Gordon, Austin Ekeler and Detrez Newsome. Hansbrough has played just five special teams snaps in two games played during his NFL career.
Hansbrough did not play in Saturday's preseason victory over the Seahawks due to an undisclosed injury, Chris Hayre of the Chargers' official site reports. Hansbrough could be in danger of missing additional time in practice this week if the undisclosed injury lingers, while fellow backup running backs Austin Ekeler (calf) and Justin Jackson (hamstring) are also dealing with issues of their own. This leaves starter Melvin Gordon and Detrez Newsome as the lone options at full strength in the Chargers' backfield heading into Week 3 of the preseason.
Hansbrough (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Raiders. The Chargers added Hansbrough from the practice squad Friday as insurance at running back, but with starter Melvin Gordon (ankle) cleared to play, the team didn't have a need to keep Hansbrough active. Branden Oliver and Austin Ekeler will dress as Gordon's backups in Week 17.
The Chargers promoted Hansbrough from the practice squad Friday, Mike DiGiovanna of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. The transaction is a strategic move in the event Melvin Gordon is unable to play Sunday against the Raiders. Listed as questionable for the regular-season finale, he likely would cede snaps to Branden Oliver and potentially Hansbrough, if active, because the cast on Austin Ekeler's left hand is containing him to special-teams work at the moment.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|4||09/29||@New York Giants||23||19.88|
|5||10/06||New England Patriots||8||16.00|
|7||10/20||San Francisco 49ers||20||19.00|
|11||11/17||New York Jets||18||17.75|
|14||12/08||@Green Bay Packers||19||18.13|
|16||12/22||New York Giants||23||19.88|
|3 Year Avg||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|