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Redskins Still Adding Depth At Running Back

The Clinton Portis injury has caused the Redskins to add running backs to their roster at a frantic pace. Mike Jones of has a rundown of all the moves the Skins have made in that department this week. Here's the cliff notes:

On Tuesday, they re-signed Keiland Williams and signed Javarris James to their practice squad. As a member of the pactice squad James was eligible to sign with any team as long as he was joining the active roster, and on Wednesday, he signed with the Colts.

So to replace James, the team added Quinn Porter to the practice squad on Thursday. Porter played college ball at Division-II Stillman College in Alabama, where he rushed for nearly 2,800 yards and 24 touchdowns over the course of his career.

There's another little fact that makes this signing, and the timing of it so interesting.

"It feels good to be given another opportunity," said Porter, who spent training camp and the preseason with the Green Bay Packers, whom the Redskins face on Sunday.

I personally don't buy into the "former player helps his new team form a game plan against you" philosophy, but it is worth mentioning.

As of now, the running back depth look as follows:

  • Ryan Torain (active)
  • Chad Simpson (active)
  • Keiland Williams (Practice Squad)
  • Quinn Porter (Practice Squad)

One of those players, likely Williams, will be promoted to the active roster for the game this week. Not one of those players has spent the entirety of training camp and the regular season under contract with the Redskins, which is a little scary.