O Ryan Grant, we hardly knew thee. The veteran running back became Tashard Choice 2.0 this year when Mike Shanahan cut Grant this morning. Surely Redskins fans will remember Grant's one attempt for 5 yards. Shanahan has reached into the past to replace Grant by signing former Redskin Keiland Williams.
Williams was an undrafted free agent out of LSU in 2010. That year Williams ran for 261 yards and three touchdowns and also added two touchdowns and over 300 yards receiving. Surprisingly Williams did not make the roster in 2011 and was signed by the Detroit Lions. He did have two touchdowns and around 250 all-purpose yards for the Lions last year, but only mustered up two carries for three yards this year and was released by the Lions last Thursday. Some Lions fans were upset with the release of Williams because he had become a valuable special teams player, as well as a main contributor in max-protection and jumbo sets. Grant did not really have any special teams capabilities.
In a corresponding move the Redskins released Emmanuel Arceneaux from the practice squad and signed Dominique Johnson.