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Marcus Mason a Redskin again

Apr 28, 2009, 10:24 PM EDT

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The Washington Redskins have claimed running back Marcus Mason off of waivers.

Mason made strong bids to make the team in each of the past two training camps.

Here is the press release from Redskins PR.

LOUDOUN COUNTY, VA – The Washington Redskins announced today that they were awarded running back Marcus Mason off waivers from the New York Jets.

Mason was in training camp with the Redskins last year before being waived and signed to the Baltimore Ravens practice squad. After eight weeks there, the Jets inked Mason to their active roster, where he would spend seven weeks before being waived. Mason was inactive for all six of his games with the Jets.

The 5-foot-9, 218-pound Mason led all National Football League players in rushing in the 2008 preseason with 317 yards on 66 carries. A native of Potomac, Md., Mason also attended training camp with Washington in 2007 after a two-year, All-American career at Youngstown State. The 24-year-old is a graduate of Georgetown Prep in Bethesda, Md.

  1. Anonymous - Apr 28, 2009 at 6:42 PM

    good.. if nothing else, he provides relief for the starting RB’s and saves wearon Betts..
    at the best he shows he is a better runner/returner than Rock or alridge and dorsey and maybe sneaks a spot on the roster..

    considering that the Chargers also put in a claim for him, he is worth having

    shally

  2. Ben Folsom - Apr 29, 2009 at 7:17 AM

    Instantly back in Marcus Mason fanboy mode, third time’s the charm?

  3. Joe in Raleigh - Apr 29, 2009 at 11:46 AM

    Glad to have him back. However, it's going to be the same problem for him: Portis & Betts are locks for 1 & 2, while Rock is our KR. Maybe this year they'll keep 4 RBs.

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