Originally posted on Gridiron Grit  |  Last updated 9/25/12
The Washington Redskins signed veteran running back Ryan Grant on Tuesday, according to the Washington Post’s Mike Jones. Jamie Squire/Getty Images With Roy Helu and Evan Royster sidelined, the Redskins were down to rookie Alfred Morris who, though he has performed impressively, should not be expected to carry the load in D.C. Despite ranking second in the NFL in rushing, the Redskins sought to bring in reinforcements to alleviate some of the pressure resting on Morris and fellow rookie Robert Griffin III to perform. In six NFL seasons, Grant has rushed for 4,016 yards and 25 touchdowns. In his last two seasons however, the former Green Bay Packer has rushed for just 604 yards and two touchdowns in 16 games.  He has become a bit of a liability constantly battling lingering injuries. Grant’s injury concerns kept him off of most team’s radars and thus, out of a job this season despite averaging 4.3 yards per carry over the course of his career. The former Notre Dame back should prov...
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