Stay or Go: Which Current Redskins Running Backs Will Be on the 2013 Roster?

May 22, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Washington Redskins backfield has been anything but consistent in recent memory. With the addition of Mike Shanahan at head coach, the Redskins began embracing Shanahan's new affinity for late-round running backs. Like coach Jon Gruden with quarterbacks, Shanahan appeared to feel you could never have enough cheap running backs at your disposal. 
To Shanahan's credit, he was right and probably ahead of his time. The development of the passing offense in today's league has devalued the running back position. Shanahan was ahead of most franchises in recognizing a value in selecting scheme-specific backs in the later rounds, rather than investing premium draft selections early on. 
Now the Redskins appear to be a haven for mid- to late-round backs, as the they currently have seven on their roster. While it is clear that some will have to be cut over the next few months, the question becomes, who will it be. 
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