Redskins Sign Journeyman Favorite, Nield And Hanks Land On IR

by Chuck Carroll

ASHBURN, Va. (CBSDC) — The Washington Redskins signed Marlon Favorite to fill the roster spot left vacant following a season-ending injury to Chris Neild.

Favorite, a defensive lineman, has bounced around the NFL since originally signing with the Carolina Panthers in 2009.

The 6-foot-1, 317-pound LSU product signed New Orleans Saints practice squad in Jan. 2010 and remained with the squad through their Super Bowl XLIV win.

Most recently, Favorite has been playing for the New Orleans VooDoo of the Arena Football League.

His stints in the NFL also include time with the St. Louis Rams, Kansas City Chiefs, Seattle Seahawks, Buffalo Bills, Indianapolis Colts, New England Patriots, Philadelphia Eagles.

In 2010, Favorite also played for the Hartford Colonials in the UFL in 2010.

He touts himself as a businessman, musician and motivational speaker on Twitter.

The Redskins also announced that Neild, along with wide receiver Darius Hanks, cleared waivers and reverted to injured reserve.

Follow @granthpaulsen and @1067TheFanDC and @thechuckcarroll on Twitter for breaking Redskins news.

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