The Redskins have made their first move after yesterday’s roster cutdowns. They have claimed former Philadelphia Eagles RB Wendell Smallwood who was cut yesterday. Smallwood(5’10”, 210lbs) was a former 5th round pick in 2016. He has started 12 games in his three years with the Eagles. Smallwood has 211 carries for 850 yards(4 ypc) and 5 TDs. He also had 47 receptions for 388 yards and TDs.
The Redskins currently have 5 RBs on the roster. Adrian Peterson, Derrius Guice, and Chris Thompson are the team’s top options. They also kept Byron Marshall as a backup/returner. Shaun Wilson was kept on the 53-man roster with the expectation that he will be placed on IR after an ankle injury during the preseason.
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The Redskins claimed Eagles RB Wendell Smallwood, per source.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) September 1, 2019
The most popular player to hit the waiver system this weekend was former Eagles RB Wendell Smallwood. Four teams - the Redskins, Colts, Jaguars and Bengals - all placed a claim on him, per source.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) September 2, 2019