With Keith Marshall done, #Redskins will bring in undrafted Miami Hurricane RB Joe Yearby for workout on Monday, per source— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayCSN) July 30, 2017
Keith Marshall was carted off the field during yesterday’s practice, and now we know his season is over after tearing his right patellar tendon. This is the second year in a row that Marshall’s season ended before it even started, and puts his NFL career in serious jeopardy. He was a long shot to make the team after the Redskins spent a 4th round pick on former Oklahoma Sooners RB Samaje Perine. The Redskins are also bringing Rob Kelley back as their starter, and Chris Thompson as their 3rd down back. Mack Brown made the team last year as a 4th RB to help on special teams over the benched Matt Jones.
CSN Washington’s JP Finlay reports that the Redskins will give former Miami RB Joe Yearby a tryout tomorrow. Yearby(5’9”, 200 lbs) left Miami after his junior year, which saw him go from starter in 2016 to 3rd string. Yearby went undrafted, and didn’t receive much interest after the draft. He got a tryout from the 49ers, and was invited to the Eagles rookie mini-camp.
“When he turned pro, I was saying what the hell was he doing?” an NFC scout told me today. “He should take another year at Miami – let them take care of his room, board, tuition. I don’t see him getting into a [training] camp. He has quickness. He could go into the arena league. But there’s nothing special about him” to think he will be an NFL back.
Yearby finished his college career with 2,119 rushing yards, 14 rushing TDs, 456 receiving yards, and 3 receiving TDs. The Redskins need more camp bodies at the RB position, and barring injuries, Yearby is an extreme long-shot to make the team.