Ranking the Washington Redskins’ Running Backs

May 18, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

One thing we have learned under the new Bruce Allen/Mike Shanahan regime is that the Washington Redskins have taken a more passive approach to spending in free agency.
However, that doesn't mean that the Redskins are shying away from big-name players.
Three of the running backs currently on the Redskins roster are all households names. Despite the star power of Larry Johnson, Willie Parker, and Clinton Portis, Portis is the only one set to make over $5 million this season.
All three have seen better days, but the 'Skins front office is hoping that a change of scenery and a little competition between these three could spark an improvement in a running game that was ranked a lowly 27th in 2009.
With a crowded backfield, many are anticipating that one of the three could be cut from the final roster. All three require plenty of touches while both Portis and Johnson are egotistical and have recently been part of the problem rather than part of the solution.

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