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The 5 O'Clock Club: Which free agent running back would you sign in 2018?

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Here's Jay Gruden talking about the Redskin running backs:

"We obviously feel really good about what Chris [Thompson] did, without a doubt.

Rob Kelley, his second game of the year against the Rams he almost had 100 yards and that’s when he hurt his ankle. He never really was quite the same, but when healthy Rob Kelley was very good. Unfortunately he played in about three or four games not healthy and he just kept returning that ankle and we had to put him on IR.

Then Samaje [Perine] has had some ups and downs at running back.

We looked at Byron Marshall, we loved the prospects of him coming in and being a third-down back when Chris went down but he didn’t get as many reps.

Now we have [Kapri] Bibbs in here and he’s doing a pretty good job, but this next game will be important for him.

But it is very hard to evaluate these guys. We will just have to do the best we can moving forward and figure out what our needs are come draft time and free agency and then go from there. There is something to like about all these guys, but from a consistent production standpoint other than Chris, we didn’t get a lot of probably what we are looking for from any of those guys. Not to say they did poorly, but it’s just hard to evaluate them and say, ‘Hey, we don’t need a running back because we have A, B, C, D, E.’

We still have Keith Marshall on IR.

We still have Rob Kelley.

We have Samaje.

We’ve got [Byron] Marshall.

We’ve got D.O. [Dare Ogunbowale] here still so we have a lot of backs running around here.

We just have got to probably figure out which two or three we really like moving forward.”


If you could sign one of these upcoming free agent running backs to the Redskins, which one would it be?

This poll is closed

  • 1%
    Darren Sproles
    (17 votes)
  • 1%
    Eddie Lacy
    (16 votes)
  • 0%
    Shane Vereen
    (5 votes)
  • 2%
    Frank Gore
    (20 votes)
  • 15%
    Isaiah Crowell
    (139 votes)
  • 4%
    Jamal Charles
    (41 votes)
  • 1%
    Terrance West
    (15 votes)
  • 11%
    Alfred Morris
    (101 votes)
  • 6%
    Dion Lewis
    (57 votes)
  • 2%
    Orleans Darkwa
    (22 votes)
  • 6%
    Jeremy Hill
    (53 votes)
  • 32%
    Carlos Hyde
    (281 votes)
  • 2%
    Thomas Rawls
    (25 votes)
  • 9%
    Mack Brown
    (81 votes)
873 votes total Vote Now

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