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Marko Mitchell, two running backs among Redskins cuts

Redskins fans no longer have Marko Mitchell to pull for.

The seventh-round pick from 2009 was a fan favorite after a nice training camp last year,  but new coach Mike Shanahan quickly decided he had no use for him.

Mitchell was among five Redskins cut Monday.  The other four: running backs Anthony Alridge & P.J. Hill, wide receiver James Robinson, and defensive linemen Anthony Montgomery.

Montgomery started 22 games for Washington over the last four years.

Letting go of Alridge and Hill could be seen as a vote of confidence for Ryan Torain.  The Redskins need some backups that can play special teams; Larry Johnson and Willie Parker don’t qualify.

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22 Responses to “Marko Mitchell, two running backs among Redskins cuts”
  1. Ryan says: May 3, 2010 11:58 AM

    First move this offseason that im not happy with. Mitchell and alridge showed great potential and i was really curious to see what they could do with another full offseason under their belts.

  2. filthymcnasty says: May 3, 2010 12:01 PM

    Damn, Mitchell showed alot of promise last year in preseason.

  3. parasonic says: May 3, 2010 12:03 PM

    so the redskins have no use for a tall receiver with hands huh? weird.

  4. Branephood says: May 3, 2010 12:07 PM

    Wow they must truly suck if they can’t even make the Skins team….Maybe they have a shot with the Eagles though.

  5. DevinMr711 says: May 3, 2010 12:13 PM

    Why release Mitchell, they should release 54 year old, Joey Galloway. Mitchell has tons of talent, I wanted to see him actually get playing time this year. Dumb move.

  6. PJB24 says: May 3, 2010 12:47 PM

    they had a good backup/special teamer in rock cartwright…

  7. Rob A says: May 3, 2010 12:51 PM

    Branephood says:
    Wow they must truly suck if they can’t even make the Skins team….Maybe they have a shot with the Eagles though.
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    Really? Maybe they could make the Eagles squad–last time i checked the Eagles have the top 3 WR core in the NFL, so no–none of them guys will make the Eagles squad. But i thought for sure Mitchell would have made the Redskins squad–especially with all those senoir citizens they just signed.

  8. WarrenMoonGOAT says: May 3, 2010 12:52 PM

    good riddance

  9. allthrees says: May 3, 2010 1:08 PM

    yeah Mitchell so great that didnt he get cut last year, skins dont need promise and potential at receiver thats what Thomas and Kelly are for.

  10. BIG_DEE says: May 3, 2010 1:12 PM

    With Mitchell that was one of Vinnie C’s boys. He hyped him up to make it seem like his draft picks were good. Vinnie played a major part in who made the team. This maybe shows that Zorn knew something because he did not play Mitchell and now Shanny cuts him before camp.

  11. DoomsDayD75 says: May 3, 2010 1:19 PM

    Geez they really are going back to that “old folks only” mentality that George Allen had. I hope the Cowboys pick up Mitchell and cut that scrub Crayton. That’d be sweeeeet.

  12. BigD88 says: May 3, 2010 1:27 PM

    Rob A says:
    last time i checked the Eagles have the top 3 WR core in the NFL,
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    Ahahahahahahaha! Oh man what a good laugh!

  13. BearsMeng says: May 3, 2010 1:49 PM

    Ryan Torain is the best running back on that roster.

  14. Turk says: May 3, 2010 1:54 PM

    I was going to write a post that said this is too bad, I thought he had potential, blah, blah
    Then I read Big Dee’s post — made me reconsider my opinion. I think you are on to something.

  15. bigbillnocmd says: May 3, 2010 2:10 PM

    @ Rob A
    Desean Jackson is a hit away from the IR. 170 lb’s wet wont last as long as you might hope in the NFL!
    HAIL SUCKA!

  16. Gregjennings85 says: May 3, 2010 2:36 PM

    Seriously: The Eagles are loaded. But, a top-3 WR corps? You’re delusional. Again, unbiased, I think the Eagles are loaded. They have 1 outstanding WR, 1 soon-to-be good one. Leave it at that.

  17. Rob A says: May 3, 2010 3:48 PM

    Alright–we’ll go Top 5. If the Eagles needed a WR I wouldn’t mind giving Mitchell a shot–thats why i was surprised not to see him make the team–but i’m not a Redskins fan, so i wouldn’t know behind the scene details about the guy–i’m only going off of what i saw out on the field.
    Hail Eagles!!!

  18. GaryClark says: May 3, 2010 3:53 PM

    Releasing Marko? BAD MOVE! Agree we have too much age and not enough prospects

  19. MagicMan407 says: May 3, 2010 4:27 PM

    Well, they did just draft a reciever. Also, Kelly and Thomas are young. I would’t call the recieving core geezers. Moss is really the only veteran reciever that was left over from last year. It will be Wade or Galloway to maybe make the roster as another vet. If they keep 4 running backs they are likely to only keep 5 recievers not six. Also whoever keeps saying Ryan Torain is the best running back on the roster is an idiot. No way in hell does he have a chance to start over C.P look at Clinton’s stats he always rushes for over 1300 yards besides twice which he got injured during the year. So if you say Portis is injured your still an idiot because that torain guy has been injured more and played less in the league.

  20. Jkinz44 says: May 3, 2010 5:02 PM

    We sign Galloway and Wade and drop Mitchell…WTF!!! He will sign somewhere and be a stud. Prob a division rival…no doubt!

  21. Gray Eagle says: May 3, 2010 6:56 PM

    Let’s not forget that the Skins must start training camp with only eighty players on the roster.
    I’d like to see the current roster of signed players – - by position – - so that we can fathom just where and why future cuts will be made to get down to the number allowed when the season begins.

  22. DeeDubb says: May 3, 2010 9:33 PM

    How the hell do you cut a guy like Marko Mitchell when you haven’t even seen enough of him to form an opinion yet? He showed flashes in preseason last year in Jim Zorn’s garbage offense. You’re telling me a scrub (Bobby Wade) and and over-the-hill guy (Galloway) are better options than Mitchell at this point. This is gonna bite them in the ass. Who can’t use a 6’4 receiver who runs a 4.4 forty? Idiots…

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