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Redskins cut Willie Parker

Willie Parker is looking for work.

It was widely believed that Parker would be the odd man out in the Redskins’ running back competition, and Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that that’s what happened: The Redskins have told Parker they’re releasing him.

Schefter also reports that Parker is in the process of hiring a new agent now that he’s free to seek deals with other teams.

Parker got the start for the Redskins in the preseason finale and picked up 35 yards on seven carries.

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8 Responses to “Redskins cut Willie Parker”
  1. cadillacjosh says: Sep 4, 2010 11:49 AM

    Does it blow anyone else’s mind that Shanahan is picking between LJ, Fast Willie, and Clinton Portis? How quickly things change in the NFL.
    I hope he catches on somewhere, he doesnt look terrible by any means.

  2. afiresnake says: Sep 4, 2010 11:56 AM

    @Florio: This may be a stupid question, but has any team ever tried to get a player suspended for 2-6 weeks in order to save a roster spot for the guy and buy some time in the evaluation of the player? – maybe if he was injured and couldn’t go on PUP because he participated in training camp?
    Might be an interesting construct. No other team can claim the guy and no need to put him on IR.

  3. DanRooney says: Sep 4, 2010 12:08 PM


  4. MagicMan407 says: Sep 4, 2010 12:33 PM

    Parker looked a hell of a lot better than Johnson…

  5. clintcooper says: Sep 4, 2010 12:35 PM

    I feel sad for Willie. 5 yards per carry was a pretty strong case for a roster spot. And I do not understand why the Saints tossed Ladell Betts. Ah well.

  6. StillaRita says: Sep 4, 2010 12:53 PM

    Parker was never the same after he broke his leg

  7. tv says: Sep 4, 2010 1:26 PM

    Gee, I’m shocked.

  8. Deb says: Sep 4, 2010 2:13 PM

    Don’t think Willie has the gas to make it through the season taking a lot of carries. Maybe if he’s used sparingly.

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