The Washington Times - November 25, 2008, 02:52PM

A team source told Dave Elfin moments ago that the Redskins have released RB Shaun Alexander. The team is confident enough that Clinton Portis will remain healthy and that Ladell Betts is healthy so Alexander was expendable.

Signed last month when Betts got hurt, Alexander played only 17 snaps in four games and did not see the field last week in his return to Seattle. Alexander carried 11 times for 24 yards.

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UPDATED: (4:20 p.m.). As expected, DT Ryan Boschetti has been signed to take Alexander’s roster spot. Boschetti was at the Park late this morning and returned about two hours ago.