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“Fast” Willie Going Fast Down the Depth Chart in Washington

For those that wanted to keep “Fast” Willie around, and were upset when he decided to join Washington, this may be of interest.

Matt Mosely, the NFC East blogger at ESPN, had this tidbit on Parker today, and who he’s 4TH on the depth chart right now as preseason gets ready to go:

The Washington Redskins have posted a depth chart on their website, and veteran running back Willie Parker’s not in the top three. Ryan Torain is currently listed as the third-team running back behind Clinton Portis and Larry Johnson. Parker has not been receiving a lot of reps, and his placement on the depth chart is not a good sign for the former Steelers star.

So here’s the question – if the Skins ink Brian Westbrook (the rumor has been out there awhile), and let’s say Parker gets dumped, knowing some of the Steelers early issues – do you want him back? Just a thought.

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.



  1. Marge

    August 9, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    Think it would b a big mistake to bring Willie back.

  2. chris

    August 9, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    yea bring him back everybody else has come back. mabye we can bring back cower

  3. arrow61095

    August 10, 2010 at 8:16 am

    I think that it would be a mistake to bring Willie back. He is at the end of his career.
    Mendenhall and Moore are better backs, and I’d rather see a young guy like Redman or Dwyer as the 3rd back.
    Also, I think that a lot of the Steelers run problems have to do with the blocking (O-line and FB), so adding another back really wont make a big difference until the blocking problems are straightened out.

  4. DrGeorge

    August 10, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    Arrow has it right. If we could bring back the FWP of Super Bowl XL, it would be a no-brainer. But he never fully recovered from his knee injury. He couldn’t cut properly last year, especially going to his left. His blocking and receiving skills were always suspect. Mendenhall may never make the Pro Bowl, but he is adequate; Moore is a durable and versatile RB that deserves more notice and more playing time than he gets; Redman looked good his first year, and now Tomlin is saying nice things about him too. If Dwyer gets into fighting trim and fulfills his promise, we’ll have a solid corps of RBs. As Arrow says, what we really need on offense is improved blocking. A great O-line can make even average backs look great. We haven’t had a dominating line in years. On Saturday, we’ll find out if Mr. Kugler and Mr. Arians have found the keys to the puzzle.

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