There are various reports this morning confirming that the Redskins have released running back Ryan Grant, and signed running back (and former Redskin) Keiland Williams.
From our friends over at HogsHaven.com:
Williams was an undrafted free agent out of LSU in 2010. That year Williams ran for 261 yards and three touchdowns and also added two touchdowns and over 300 yards receiving. Surprisingly Williams did not make the roster in 2011 and was signed by the Detroit Lions. He did have two touchdowns and around 250 all-purpose yards for the Lions last year, but only mustered up two carries for three yards this year and was released by the Lions last Thursday. Some Lions fans were upset with the release of Williams because he had become a valuable special teams player, as well as a main contributor in max-protection and jumbo sets.
Williams was the “odd man out” on the Lions running back, behind Mikel LeShoure, Kevin Smith, and Joique Bell. In five games this season, he’s registered two carries for three yards and two receptions for nine yards.
Both the previous acquisition of Grant and the acquisition of Williams were made to shore up the Redskins own depth at running back. Rookie Alfred Morris has had the lions share of work in the backfield this season, but behind him, there was only Evan Royster — who hasn’t been healthy all season — and Grant.