- The Washington Times - Tuesday, August 30, 2016

ASHBURN — After cutting veteran defenders Perry Riley Jr. and Stephen Paea on Tuesday morning, the Washington Redskins rounded out the 75-man roster by placing rookie running back Keith Marshall on injured reserve and tight end Derek Carrier on the physically unable to perform list.

Marshall, who was drafted in the seventh round out of Georgia, had entered the preseason competing with undrafted rookie Robert Kelley for the third running back spot on the roster. Kelley had edged Marshall through the first two preseason games, and then Marshall sustained a left elbow sprain in the third game against the Buffalo Bills last week. 

It was not likely that Marshall was going to supplant Kelley, who has endeared himself to the coaching staff with his strong pass protection skills, on the 53-man roster. Marshall was disappointed in the fact that the injury prevented him from showcasing himself in the third preseason game, where he was set to split carries with Kelley while Matt Jones and Chris Thompson were out. 

Carrier tore his right ACL and MCL last season in Week 14 against the Chicago Bears. He continued his rehabilitation throughout training camp and the preseason, but was not ready for the start of the season. By beginning the season on the PUP list, Carrier will not be eligible to return until Week 6. 

Undrafted rookie wide receiver Reggie Diggs was waived with an injury settlement. He had arthroscopic knee surgery in the spring and aggravated the injury in training camp.

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