Ryan Grant, a former 1,000 yard rusher with the Green Bay Packers, signed with the Washington Redskins on Sept. 25, according to a report from CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora.
La Canfora said via Twitter that Grant joined the Redskins after mulling offers from other teams, including the Chicago Bears.
After cutting veteran running back Tim Hightower in the offseason, the Redskins entered this season at running back with rookie Alfred Morris and second-year players Evan Royster and Roy Helu Jr. Both Helu and Royster have been battling injuries this season, while Morris has been impressive through three games.
What role Grant will play for the Redskins remains to be seen; stay with CSNWashington for more on this story.
Grant began his career with the New York Giants in 2006, though he played in no games that season. From 2007 to 2011 Grant played for the Packers, rushing for more than 1,200 yards in both 2008 and 2009.
Here's an updated look at second-round pick Ryan Anderson's stats since the Redskins drafted him back in late April: zero career NFL tackles, one career baby named partly after him.
On Tuesday, Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt honored Anderson and fellow ex-Crimson Tide linebacker Reuben Foster by combining their last names and making that combination his newborn son's middle name.
Everyone please say hello to Flynt Anderson-Foster Pruitt:
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The gesture was not lost on Anderson, who said on Instagram that the "little guy will always hold a special place" in his heart:
One gets the sense that Anderson, who comes across as a very intense man and one whose breakfast probably consists of a bowl of motor oil, doesn't use heart emojis very often. Therefore, since he used some in his Instagram caption, you know Pruitt's decision meant a lot to him.
Jordan Reed was reportedly absent from the Redskins' voluntary OTA practice on Tuesday, but a picture on Twitter shows the stud tight end didn't skip the session just so he could lounge around on the couch.
Chad Johnson, expert on all things such as repeatedly hauling in footballs and transforming the end zone into the 18th green at Augusta National, posted this photo of him, Reed and one other fellow, presumably following a workout:
For those who want to freak out that Washington's top offensive threat didn't show up in Ashburn for his team's OTAs, it's important to remember that 1) it was not required and 2) judging by that snapshot, Reed has had no trouble staying in football shape on his own or finding people to hone his craft with.
By the way, peep that hashtag from Johnson. When a six-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro uses the word legendary to refer to someone else, that someone else should feel pretty good about himself.
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