Shaun Alexander’s long hunt for gainful employment has come to an end. Adam Schefter of the NFL Network (via my colleague MDS) is reporting that the Washington Redskins signed the veteran running back today.
The move was contingent on a brief workout at ‘Skins camp today and, according to the Washington Post, he showed enough for the team to give him a minimum contract for the remainder of the season. Washington’s need for a back was created when Ladell Betts suffered a knee injury in Sunday’s loss to St. Louis. The roster moves made earlier today by the Redskins created room for Alexander on the roster.
Alexander has strong ties to head coach Jim Zorn and running backs coach Stump Mitchell from his Seattle days. Those ties were likely a key to the deal that finally ended Alexander’s long hiatus from NFL action.


  1. Shaun Alexander finally talks someone into accepting his services of falling down in the backfield and dropping screens.

  2. Surprised this kind of thing didn’t happen earlier? I mean Shaun Alexander isn’t that great by any means, but the guy is going to be playing for the league minimum. It can’t hurt you at least. The only “baggage” Shaun Alexander has is all the money he pilfered from Seattle.

  3. Danny aint never met a profile name player he wouldnt sign.
    Betts is out for a while so they needed someone. Is he the best available?

  4. And in unrelated news, Corey Dillon is considering a contract offer from the Toronto Argonauts. He has a strong relationship with Lionel “Little Train” James and Mike Pagel.

  5. “Betts is out for a while so they needed someone. Is he the best available?”
    You could have probably signed Travis Henry.. and he would have compensated the city of Washington by knocking up a couple female fans. Or by supplying his teammates with dirt cheap electronics. Either/or.

  6. It’s gonna be funny when he starts ripping off big runs for the Skins. Alexander still has gas in the tank. He just needs a line that can block.

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