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Redskins Roundup: Wednesday, September 26

Washingtons newest running back: Ryan Grant, formerly of the Green Bay Packers. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

Redskins related news that caught my eye over the past 24 hours...

  • Reports are that running backs Evan Royster and Roy Helu Jr. got dinged in Sunday's loss to the Bengals. Royster is considered day-to-day with a strained patella tendon in his right knee. This is the same knee that gave him some trouble in preseason. Helu, also listed as day-to-day, has the dreaded turf toe and was wearing a walking boot at Redskins Park Tuesday.
  • In related news, the Skins signed Ryan Grant to a one-year deal worth nearly $1.2 million if Grant reaches all incentives. Grant had been a productive runner for the Packers when he could stay healthy, which hasn't been all that often in recent years. Reportedly, Grant had been close to signing with the Bears before Washington snatched him up.
  • In another personnel move, the Skins signed cornerback David Jones and released injured CB Crezdon Butler. Jones was part of Washington's training camp this year.
  • Kyle Shanahan has been fined $25,000 by the league for cussing out the officials at the end of Sunday's loss to the Bengals. 
  • The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Washington's next opponent, got some bad news Monday. Defensive end Adrian Clayborn -- the team's best pass rusher -- has torn a knee ligament and will miss the rest of the season. The Bucs don't have an obvious replacement on their roster. This may offer some relief for Washington's beleaguered offensive line.
  • The Bucs are looking for answers to their continued offensive struggles. Josh Freeman just got the "vote of confidence" from his coach. Tampa ranks 29th in adjusted yards per passing attempt (the most important offensive stat) despite adding wide receiver Vincent Jackson via free agency. Psst: The Skins rank 2nd in AY/A (adjusted yards per passing attempt).