Redskins agree to terms with running back Ryan Grant

AP

Ryan Grant is finally back in the NFL after agreeing to terms on a contract with the Washington Redskins.

Grant, a free agent running back who played the last five seasons for the Packers, appeared to have options: According to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports, Grant agreed to terms with the Redskins while in Chicago for a workout with the Bears. Grant was actually in the Bears’ locker room when he got the call informing him that he had an offer with the Redskins.

The Redskins have some depth at the running back position, with rookie Alfred Morris starting all three games this year and playing fairly well, and backups Roy Helu and Evan Royster also in the mix. But Helu and Royster both suffered injuries on Sunday against the Bengals, leaving the Redskins potentially needing someone who could step in today and be ready to play by Sunday.

Last season Grant started 14 games for the Packers and carried 134 times for 559 yards and two touchdowns.

28 responses to “Redskins agree to terms with running back Ryan Grant

  1. Shanny turning another nobody into a somebody. He will trade him to Tennessee next year for a first round pick.

  2. This is actually a great signing and here’s why: the coaching staff won’t feel comfortable calling option plays with Grant on the field, so every time he’s out there, we can count in seeing a NORMAL play that may actually advance the ball/not get our QB hit unnecessarily

  3. good luck with grant. Green Bay finally found a rb in Benson that understands fighting for yardage, falling FORWARD when hit and not dropping like a prostitutes undies on first contact…

  4. good luck with grant. Green Bay finally found a rb in Benson that understands fighting for yardage, falling FORWARD when hit and not dropping like a prostitutes undies on first contact…

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    LOL. That GB run game sure scares many teams now with Ced Benson!

  5. Run that ball, Kyle…..RUN THE BALL!!!!
    Especially with the defense we have, they gotta play keep away and control the ball to have a chance. I know everyone wants to see RG3 throw, but they aren’t going to win unless they play ball control, unless & until that defensive backfield improves…Forget trying to score 38 points, try controlling the ball for 42 minutes-THAT’S what will get you the win

  6. itsmammoth says:
    Sep 25, 2012 8:08 PM
    As an Alfred Morris fantasy owner, this move has me a little uneasy.

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    I hear ya. I have him and Royster. I had Grant for about 4 weeks last year, starting him twice, and dumped him. Sure wouldn’t suprise me if Shanny gives him +15 carries Sunday – but I hope not.

  7. If they HAD to sign a RB, it should have been Hightower or Torain, they already know the offense and have produced at times with the Skins. I know Royster is out this week but Helu must be banged up pretty bad too because this seems like a desperate move. Hopefully they run the ball a ton because right now the D is playing like a team you’d want to schedule for homecoming and we need to keep them off the field. PLEASE don’t lose to Tampa…

  8. Good signing, but we need a defensive coordinator. And it’s not the players. Jim Haslett came on board and turned that top 10 defense into the second last in the league with all the same players Greg Williams had. Haslett sucks as a coordinator. There is talent on that defense. Just need someone who knows how to play to his defenses strengths. Haslett ain’t it.

  9. So Trent Williams, the Redskins premiere LT, goes down last Sunday and his replacement is a player coming out of retirement who hasn’t played a snap in 3 seasons, yet the Redskins pick up another RB instead of an o-lineman? WTF? I thought Mike Shanahan and Bruce Allen were two of the brightest football minds in the game today? I seriously doubt that.

  10. Not sure how much this guy has left in that 29 yr old body, especially coming off an injury. We’ll see…..

    Anyone know how he is out of the backfield, and in pass protection? I’m assuming that is why he was signed. We need a RB that can pick up blitzing LB.

  11. Roy Helu Jr. just got put on IR so the signing makes perfect sense. They looked at Tim Hightower but his rehab from a torn ACL last year is apparently going a lot slower than hoped. They also resigned CB David Jones who they cut earlier.

  12. jammer88 says:
    Sep 26, 2012 6:03 AM
    So Trent Williams, the Redskins premiere LT, goes down last Sunday and his replacement is a player coming out of retirement who hasn’t played a snap in 3 seasons, yet the Redskins pick up another RB instead of an o-lineman? WTF? I thought Mike Shanahan and Bruce Allen were two of the brightest football minds in the game today? I seriously doubt that.

    just curious jammer, but is there a LT sitting around somewhere just waiting to be signed? just because they picked up another rb doesn’t mean they couldn’t also grab another LT if one was available that they liked. they’re not mutually exclusive.

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