The Redskins claimed former Cowboys running back Tashard Choice off of waivers on Monday. Here are a few quick thoughts on the move.
--There was talk this year that he was going to be a starter in Dallas but as it turned out head coach Jason Garrett wasn’t a particular fan of Choice and they drafted DeMarco Murray for the purpose of replacing him. Choice played very sparingly this year, getting 28 carries for 75 yards in six games.
--Redskins fans will mainly remember Choice for the last play of the first half of the 2010 season opener. That’s when DeAngelo Hall stripped Choice of the ball and returned it for the Redskins only touchdown of the game in Washington’s 13-7 victory. Choice has fumbled twice this year.
--The Redskins have little to lose by claiming him. He is in the last year of his rookie contract and is making the league minimum. Choice will be a free agent after this year.
--Clearly, the Redskins do not think that rookie Evan Royster is worth brining up from the practice squad. He needs the rest of the this year for more seasoning and then we’ll see what he can do next year in camp.
--The Redskins have to make a move to waive a player to make room for Choice on the roster. It is possible that they will cut cornerback Brandyn Thompson and put him back on the practice squad if they believe their defensive backfield is healthy. They will have to do something quickly, however.
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