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Washington / no-name running back
Posted Aug. 11 at 02:56 AM
At Denver, Mike Shanahan was the king of the no-name running back. He could bring in seemingly anybody off the street and turn him into a 1,000-yard rusher.
Terrell Davis. Mike Anderson. Olandis Gary. Reuben Droughns. The system seemingly trumped the talent of the tailback.
So now that he's in Washington, it makes sense to keep an eye on what Mike Shanahan has at the bottom of the depth chart. There are older backs in consideration, most notably Clinton Portis and Larry Johnson, but there's room for somebody else to emerge at some point.
Keiland Williams could be that guy. He's a street free agent (out of Louisiana State), but the team seems to like him.
"Keiland's been very impressive," Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said. "He's a guy that does a great job in pass protection, especially for a young guy. He's got some great running skills. He catches the ball. He's got a big upside, and we'll get a chance to see what he can do in live situations. But I like the way he's handled himself thus far."
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