Samaje Perine, the rookie fourth-round pick, is now the Redskins’ most experienced back.
Chris Thompson (leg) and Rob Kelley (ankle) both have been placed on injured reserve during the last week. Mack Brown, who opened on the active roster, had to be cut to make room for an offensive line dealing with injuries to four starters. Matt Jones was released in the final cuts. Keith Marshall tore his ACL early in training camp.
The story said Marshall is expected to play on third downs because he's a former WR and has experience running routes and catching passes. But, it's going to be tough to expect Marshall to help in pass blocking. Perine should get a majority of the early down runs from this point forward. The story pointed out that outside of two games, the Skins won't face a lot of tough rushing defenses which will surely make Perine a popular pickup off the wire this week.