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The limited shelf life of top-flight running backs was worth remembering as minicamp wrapped up Wednesday afternoon. This job wears out bodies. At 24 years old, Morris is rapidly approaching middle age for an NFL running back.
With the No. 2 overall pick, you expect an immediate impact player. With No. 51? Who knows what you'll get? That's kind of what makes the draft fun.
Sixteen weeks into the season, we still don't know how good the Washington Redskins are. It's one of the reasons there's such salivating over Sunday night's potential elimination game against the Dallas Cowboys. When the hostilities are over, we'll have a better feel for where the Redskins fit in the football universe, whether they're ready to contend or need more time in the oven.
Alfred Morris was the last player to leave the Washington Redskins' locker room after their win over Philadelphia on Sunday. How appropriate, considering quarterback Donovan McNabb was the last one out after Washington beat the Eagles in 2010.
It was the first week of Washington Redskins training camp when Alfred Morris entertained the question. Darrel Young was hurt, and the unassuming sixth-round pick out of Florida Atlantic was asked if he had been asked by the coaching staff to fill in at fullback.
Although quarterback Robert Griffin III's sprained right knee created significant uncertainty this week about his availability for the Washington Redskins' road game Sunday against the Cleveland Browns, coaches and players found comfort knowing they could at least count on one player to be in their backfield.
The Washington Redskins ruined DeAngelo Williams' Sunday morning, so the Carolina Panthers running back was determined to ruin their afternoon.
Robert Griffin III was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week, the NFL announced Wednesday.
Ten players and coaches were added to the greatest list of Washington Redskins on Friday as part of the team's 80th anniversary celebration.
Second on the Washington Redskins' all-time rushing list and someone owner Daniel Snyder said Thursday belongs in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Clinton Portis might be best known for some zany characters he played.
Not so long ago, the second most visible athlete in Washington, right behind the Redskins' starting quarterback, usually was Redskins' lead running back. You know the names — Larry Brown, John Riggins, Terry Allen, Earnest Byner, Stephen Davis, Clinton Portis.
In 2008, the Redskins finished as the NFL's eighth-ranked rushing attack. Clinton Portis ended the season with 1,487 rushing yards, good for fourth in the league. Things haven't been the same since.
There were times this season — many times, in fact — when Evan Royster would enter the locker room at Redskins Park without anyone caring to notice. Such is life for an NFL practice squad player. Anonymity is the norm.
The competitor inside Tim Hightower hates being on the sideline when the Washington Redskins are on offense. That same inner drive, however, is why he prioritizes winning.
We never really got to see Mike Shanahan's offense last season.
"I just see him as a tough runner," Portis recently said on 106.7 The Fan radio.
"I'm actually rooting for him," Portis said on the radio.