Home Sports Redskin What’s important in the Redskins offense is why they keep adding running... SportsRedskin What’s important in the Redskins offense is why they keep adding running backs March 30, 2020 4 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp The Redskins running back position is in an interesting state. The option on Adrian Peterson’s contract was picked up earlier in the offseason, so he re-joins Derrius Guice and Bryce Love on the roster. When Chris Thompson left in free agency, the Redskins signed J.D. McKissic to fill that role. The McKissic signing made it look like backfield was full, but Washington signed Peyton Barber, who started for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last season. So why are the Redskins hoarding running backs? Study Scott Turner’s offensive system running backs have a huge role, and not just in the running game. The ability to have pass-catching backs in this system is critical. The Panthers’ leading receiver for the past two seasons has been running back Christian McCaffrey, with 116 catches for 1,005 yards in 2019 and 107 catches for 867 yards in 2018. McCaffrey is an exceptional talent and earned the right to so many touches, but look back to Turner’s father, Norv Turner, and… READ NEWS SOURCE RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR [Washington Post: D.C. Sports Bog] – Redskins’ #BlackOutTuesday tweet brings torrent of calls to change team name [NBC Sports Washington] – Report: NFL teams must hold training camp at own facilities amid coronavirus pandemic [CBS Sports] – Redskins depth chart 2020: Washington's projected Week 1 starters heading into OTAs, training camp – CBSSports.com [Washington Post] – Redskins training camp to be held in Ashburn, after NFL tells teams to use practice facilities Goodell, NFL fumble chance to lead yet again [12up] – Trent Williams Backs Jimmy Garoppolo While Throwing Shade at Redskins Past QB Situation [USA Today: Redskins Wire] – Where will Antonio Gibson spend his time on offense in rookie year? [USA Today: Redskins Wire] – Former Auburn coach Pat Dye dead at 80 [USA Today: Redskins Wire] – How should NFL coaches speak with their players about civil rights? [NFL: Washington Redskins] – 'GMFB': Young NFC East Players To Watch In 2020 [NFL: Washington Redskins] – Washington Redskins Morning Clips: 6/02 [The Washington Times] – Virus-proofing sports facilities presents a big challenge LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.