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Mason Isn't out of the Mix at Running Back

Jason La Canfora reports:

Shaun Alexander's visit to Redskins Park has generated a lot of buzz, given his past performance with the Seattle Seahawks, but signing him isn't the only option the Redskins are considering, according to league sources. There is an ongoing internal discussion about Marcus Mason, who was cut by the Redskins on Aug. 30. He has been on the Baltimore Ravens' practice squad. Depending on the outcome of workouts today, the team is expected to reach a decision by the end of the day on both a running back and a punter.

By Cindy Boren  |  October 14, 2008; 12:02 PM ET
 
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Maybe Sean Landeta will un-retire.

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | October 14, 2008 12:19 PM | Report abuse

The Mason lovers are back in full force......I think I just threw up in my mouth...

Posted by: BeantownGreg

Sounds like the same reaction I had with all the Durant Brooks man-loving that was going on the last three weeks. All Mason has shown is that he has the potential to be a positive. All Brooks has shown is that he's been an awful and inconsistent player from day one. But I guess that blind faith wins out.

Posted by: psps23 | October 14, 2008 12:19 PM

Posted by: psps23 | October 14, 2008 12:20 PM | Report abuse

He's been inactive every game so far. If he returned punts, someone else would have to be. Not saying it's a bad idea overall, but who would you sit in his place?

Posted by: EpsteinsMothersDoctor

That's a good question, but that's a question that get's dealt with anew for every game, I expect the coaches could work it out.

Since it's obvious they don't trust him at any of the corner spots yet, and apparently can't handle special teams play in general, a very good question indeed.

Posted by: craig2 | October 14, 2008 12:23 PM | Report abuse

If I was MM, I wouldn't do it. This is going to be a 2-4 week thing, then he'll be cut again. Who knows if the Ravens would take him back. He still has a better chance in Baltimore.

Posted by: joeblazin | October 14, 2008 12:24 PM | Report abuse

Seriously, can Mason return punts? I can't watch another juke and flop ARE return.....

I have liked ARE as WR this year though...

Posted by: chrislarry | October 14, 2008 12:25 PM | Report abuse

Bmore has their own issues at RB, they might block the move by elevating him to their own 53....

Posted by: chrislarry | October 14, 2008 12:26 PM | Report abuse

...and the Masonites are thrown a life preserver...

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 14, 2008 12:26 PM | Report abuse

If Mason is signed from another teams practice squad, he's guaranteed the contract.

They won't sign him and then cut him, too much cap space to just throw away.

Posted by: craig2 | October 14, 2008 12:26 PM | Report abuse

Who is B-more's 2nd string RB?

Posted by: BeantownGreg | October 14, 2008 12:27 PM | Report abuse

We should never have let Ryan Clark go.

Posted by: Original_etrod | October 14, 2008 12:16 PM


We haven't heard anything about A. Pierce yet.

Posted by: Gweez | October 14, 2008 12:28 PM | Report abuse

This seems like a Cindy pot stir and laugh at the outcomes post....

Good work!

Posted by: chrislarry | October 14, 2008 12:30 PM | Report abuse

Contracts aren't guaranteed, unless they give him a bonus. Sure they'll give him a contract for the rest of the season, probably the minimum, but it wouldn't count against the cap.

Posted by: joeblazin | October 14, 2008 12:30 PM | Report abuse

Hey, we don't just stir the pot for the heck of it....beep beep.

Posted by: CindyBoren | October 14, 2008 12:31 PM | Report abuse

"If Mason is signed from another teams practice squad, he's guaranteed the contract."

I think he'd have to be on the roster for only three weeks. Could even be inactive, if that's what they wanted. After three weeks they could cut/waive/IR him, whatever they wanted. No real salary cap ramifications with him or with Alexander.

Posted by: EpsteinsMothersDoctor | October 14, 2008 12:32 PM | Report abuse

Greg,

It looks like Baltimore only has one other running back on the active roster (not including fullbacks) and it is Ray Rice.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 14, 2008 12:33 PM | Report abuse

i just realized something. does "beep beep" mean a new thread has started?

Posted by: DreamOutLoud | October 14, 2008 12:37 PM | Report abuse

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