Appropos of my previous post, we have a new poll up here at DC Pro Sports Report.
As you know, the Redskins signed running backs Larry Johnson and Willie Parker earlier this offseason. They will compete with incumbent Clinton Portis for playing time. All three players have major question marks surrounding them now.
Johnson hasn't been a good running back since 2006 and his outrageously awful behavior led the Kansas City Chiefs to suspend him multiple times and finally cut him in the middle of last season.
Parker was injured much of last year, lost his starting job and despite his moniker "Fast" Willie Parker, he hasn't broken a run over 40 yards or more since 2007.
Portis hasn't been a productive running back since about midway through the 2008 season and he missed much of last season after suffering a major concussion during a loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
Can the Redskins keep all 3 of these aging running backs? Typically, backup running backs play a lot on special teams, but Portis, Johnson and Parker don't have a history of doing that and it would be strange to see them take up special teams at this point in their career. Typically, special teams is a job for younger, healthier players who can stand the massive collisions that are the normal part of covering kicks and punts in the NFL.
Our poll question: Which of these running backs will make the final roster in 2010? Vote now in the poll on the right hand side of this screen!