Royster, 26, is competing with Chris Thompson, Lache Seastrunk and college free agent Silas Redd for what will likely be one last spot at running back behind Alfred Morris and Roy Helu.
The Washington Redskins will place Evan Royster on injured reserve after the running back suffered a high ankle sprain Sunday.
Washington Redskins running back Evan Royster is safe and left a scheduled appearance at a bar in Washington prior to a fatal shooting early Thursday morning, a source confirms.
The Redskins held their first practice today as they prepare for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday and had some good and some not so good news.
The Redskins made the signing on running back Ryan Grant official today, but to do so they had to put running back Roy Helu Jr. (turf toe) on injured reserve.
The Redskins continue to prepare for opening day Sunday, but will be without Brandon Meriweather who is sidelined two-to-four weeks with a sprained MCL/PCL.
The Redskins held an open locker room this morning before they practice this afternoon in their new bubble, so they can try and replicate the noise in the Superdome.
It’s not uncommon for Mike Shanahan to carry a collection of young ball-carriers on a team and go with the hot hand, but if the Redskins find out they don’t have a number one running back on this offense after cutting Tim Hightower, it could be catastrophic to RGIII’s passing game.
The Redskins are less than a week away from opening day and it looks like Brian Orakpo & Kory Lichtensteiger should be ready to go following their first practice in preparation for the Saints today.
The Redskins finished off the preseason 3-1 as Kirk Cousins passed for 222 yards to lead the Washington to a 30-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.