Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Redskins Promote WR, Cut RB

ESPN 980 reported this morning that the Washington Redskins have promoted wide receiver Aldrick Robinson from the practice squad to the 53 man game roster.

This also means that one player must be removed from the game roster. It was also reported today that the Redskins have released running back Ryan Torrain.

In the 2011 draft, the Redskins selected Robinson in the 6th round out of Southern Methodist University. In his senior year for the Mustangs, Robinsons totaled 65 receptions for 1,301 yards and 14 touchdowns. In early September, he was released and signed onto the practice squad where he has been ever since.

The release of running back Ryan Torrain does not come as that much of a shock. After having a break out season in 2010, the Redskins then drafted Roy Helu Jr and Evan Royster. Both have turned out to be top caliber running backs. Torrain also had a major set-back when he suffered a hamstring injury and has not been the same since. He was eventually demoted to fourth string behind Helu, Royster, and Tim Hightower at the start of this season.

Do not be surprised if Robinson makes his way onto the field for a couple of snaps in this weekend's game against the Eagles. He must have shown the Shanahans enough in practice this whole season in order to bring him up. They could also be looking to see if Robinson has what it takes to be productive in this system.