Monday, August 1, 2016

Washington could be in the veteran RB market later

Teams will use the early days of training camp to take a look at the kids they’ve collected. But as time wears on, some of them will realize they need to find some experience.
That could be the case in Washington, as coach Jay Gruden admitted they could be in the market for a veteran runner at some point, as they don’t have many proven commodities behind Matt Jones.
“We could [look at free agents],” Gruden said, via Joon Lee of the Washington Post. “There are some guys who looked pretty good during minicamp. Chris Thompson is coming back and looked good. Obviously, Mack Brown was on the practice squad last year. Robert Kelley is the rookie free agent we picked up. Keith Marshall we’re excited about. We have some guys that we’re going to look out for.”
While you look up that list of names — and recall that Jones is coming off hip surgery and a year of fumbling problems — it’s worth pointing out that they let Alfred Morris walk this offseason and didn’t do anything to backfill there.
Once Arian Foster signed with the Dolphins, the market thinned quickly, with guys such as Bernard Pierce finding jobs.
If one of Gruden’s young backs doesn’t emerge during camp, they could be left to pick through the scraps later, as teams begin making cuts.

Source: PFT.com
Author: Darin Gantt
AP Photo/Alex Brandon





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