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Redskins sign Javarris James to practice squad

The Redskins moved Wednesday to add depth at running back with Clinton Portis expected to miss at least one game because of a groin injury. They signed rookie running back Javarris James to the practice squad.

James, who played at the University of Miami, signed with Indianapolis after going undrafted. He failed to make the Colts' opening 53-man roster and was released. The New England Patriots signed James to their practice squad in early September but released him Tuesday.

"I just walked in the building not too long ago," said James, who participated in practice Wednesday. "It's a great opportunity for me to be on this team and the transition for me was real easy because there's a lot of guys that played at UM."

By Jason Reid  | October 6, 2010; 1:22 PM ET
Categories:  Running backs  
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Any info on who was cut to make room for him? And who was cut to make room for K Williams to 53 man roster?

Never mind, I'll check the interwebs.

Posted by: Curzon417 | October 6, 2010 1:29 PM | Report abuse

Got some 'CANES over heah! whoot whoot!
Got some 'CANES over heah! whoot whoot!

Yamma Yamma Yamma Yamma
Yamma Yamma Yamma Ya!

ACHEHawhlasldhfal [thud]

What [:-| too soon?

Posted by: DikShuttle | October 6, 2010 1:30 PM | Report abuse

Fodder….this guy was not impressive at UM. Hoping to live of being Edgerrin James’ cousin…..

Posted by: dlhaze1 | October 6, 2010 1:31 PM | Report abuse

K Williams is still on the practice squad, don't know who he replaced though. Seems like we have a lot of runningbacks on the practice squad now.

Posted by: monk811 | October 6, 2010 1:32 PM | Report abuse

curz, you should know better than to expect that kind of information up here...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | October 6, 2010 1:34 PM | Report abuse

Pretty nice of Shugg Knight, er, I mean JReid to update us on what we stopped talking about an hour ago.

Way to go homie! Top freaking notch!

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | October 6, 2010 1:34 PM | Report abuse

Other skill players -- I don't think the Pack has two guys like McCoy and Jackson. Their WR are good, but they're not likely to take a 5 yard pass and go 80 more into the end zone. Haslett may end up playing more aggressively against their WR.
DPC


At this point since a lot of people still dont realize he is there Greg Jennings might be the most underrated WR in the league. Dude is a beast and can do everything and anything that a Djax would have done to us. Corners will have their hands full with him and Driver and James jones, their WR depth isnt great but they have more then enough passcathing playmakers.

Just as we need to work our TEs in the passing game. I do not see how we are going to stop Jermichal Finley. Him and Rogers are really felling it.
Stopping thie pass attack will be the challenge.

Their run game is fairly one dimensional power style, not gonna happen against us.

Posted by: Stu27 | October 6, 2010 1:28 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Stu27 | October 6, 2010 1:35 PM | Report abuse

"Fodder….this guy was not impressive at UM."


Agreed.

But what's telling is that the team hasn't dialed Larry Johnson's number while also reaching out for another back.

Posted by: MistaMoe | October 6, 2010 1:36 PM | Report abuse


brown, big difference, Dock and Heyer play/have played...Shanny refuses to give DT any time....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | October 6, 2010 11:38 AM |

I go out to do a job at 11:00a and return only to find greg is still beating the "DT11" dead horse, day 3, yet when someone else beats one he's unforgiving. nice work Greg

Posted by: hessone | October 6, 2010 1:37 PM | Report abuse

Fodder….this guy was not impressive at UM.
_______________

He rushed for over 800 yards as a freshman, including nearly 150 in his first ever game. Also had nearly a 5 yard per carry avg as a senior and caught between 10 and 20 passes every season. Not too bad. He is not very fast though -- around 4.6 in the 40 at the combine.

Posted by: manlius1 | October 6, 2010 1:37 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, the Ice Bowl didn't look THAT cold, I think it was overrated.

Posted by: monk811 | October 6, 2010 1:24 PM

Is that one on before or after the Rose Bowl...don't remember that game?

Posted by: PlayAction | October 6, 2010 1:38 PM | Report abuse

yeah, greg, must of been due to my lack of posting recently...finally passed my conditioning test though...

Posted by: Curzon417 | October 6, 2010 1:39 PM | Report abuse

just catching up here. i saw where mcnabb and family enjoyed his reception in philly. must have happened when i "stepped out". he's a triple threat: he can run, pass and catch!

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | October 6, 2010 1:40 PM | Report abuse

Time for me to hit up the practice toilet.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | October 6, 2010 1:40 PM | Report abuse

I go out to do a job at 11:00a...

Posted by: hessone | October 6, 2010 1:37 PM

Is that a B-job or an H-job?

Posted by: PlayAction | October 6, 2010 1:41 PM | Report abuse

This guy was REALLY highly touted coming out of high school. Could have gone anywhere in the country. It looks like he got off to a great start at Miami in his freshman year, but then kind of fell off the face of the earth since then. Injuries? I wonder.

Maybe Shanahan can make a player out of this guy too.

Posted by: psps23 | October 6, 2010 1:41 PM | Report abuse

To be fair - UM's line the last two seasons was in disarray.

btw - Sat Nite should be tite! Can't wait. FU, FSU.

& NPI, people were scared of Shug Nite... we're just scared of "tha Mayo's" posts...

Posted by: DikShuttle | October 6, 2010 1:42 PM | Report abuse

It's a mystery to me why they signed this guy. His draft write up said he was slow for a running back, doesn't always find the hole, has durability issues and needs to work on his blocking skills. I hope this is one of those Bobby Turner diamonds in the rough, but I don't see it.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | October 6, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

Stu, both Jennings and Driver are legit deep threats, I agree. My point was I don't see them as players who can juke their way through 6 defenders and then run away from everybody -- that's what McCoy and Jackson give Philly.

What could happen is that Haslett plays a cover-2 and Rogers looks to exploit the holes in the zone between the corners and safeties. This did not work very well against the Rams, to put it mildly.

Part of the problem was that Bradford was rolling out, part was the Redskins secondary/linebackers had trouble covering the passing lanes. I put the second one down to lack of time in the defensive scheme. It might get better.

The other option is to play man coverage with deep help, and gamble that Orakpo can get to Rogers before somebody breaks free.

Either way, I expect the game plan to be 7 in the box since, as you've pointed out, their running game doesn't scare anybody. If they can contain the running game with 7, and if Hall can handle single coverage... well #30 just might be blitzing a few times.

Certainly, Haslett will mix it up playing a variety of zone/man coverages. We'll see how well the defense is progressing. The good news is that their offense has been in the 20 point range 3 of last 4 games. So if the offense gets in gear and scores 3-4 TD, the game is winnable.

Is WAS really the worst defense in the league? We'll find out Sunday.

Posted by: dpc2003 | October 6, 2010 1:48 PM | Report abuse

Fodder….this guy was not impressive at UM.


Come on fellas. This guy didnt light the world on fire but he playes all 4 years, had at least 4 TDs every year. And more importantly did not have a single fumble in his career. He played on some U teams that did not have the fire paowers of other. he suffered a high ankle sprain junior year. catches pretty well has good size and speed. Not sure what else you want, You dont pick up APs off practice squads...

Posted by: Stu27 | October 6, 2010 1:50 PM | Report abuse

The dude didn’t totally suck, but he never came close to living up to the hype on the college level. To expect any different in the pros is folly. Especially when not one team would even spend a 7th rounder on the guy. And before anyone says that there have been undrafted RB studs, they all pretty much had stellar college careers. Better than lil’ James did anyway. Dude will probably be gone once (if) Portis gets healthy…..

Posted by: dlhaze1 | October 6, 2010 1:50 PM | Report abuse

Agree to diagree on Jennings. IMO tht guy does just about everything.

Still more worried about how we will stop Finley. TEs slots all the underneath stuff will continue to kill the Skins w our current personnel.

GB is not playing like the team people figured them to be, I still think they are a great team and hope they wait till after this week to show it.
Skins D is not last in the league, that ranking is based on yards given up and is basically ruhtarded...

Posted by: Stu27 | October 6, 2010 1:58 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: TheCork | October 6, 2010 1:20 PM

Jerry Kramer? Sir these are not the Packers you watched when you returned from Korea.

Posted by: learnedhand1


Kind word doth turn away Snark. First of all, it was 'nam, not Korea. I'm old, not ancient. Anyway, Jerry Kramer wrote one of the most popular books in NFL history, a best seller called "Instant Replay."

You can find it in most libraries.

(Oh Hell, I just gotta Snark)

Have someone tell you where one is, and read it.

Posted by: TheCork | October 6, 2010 2:01 PM | Report abuse

has it occurred to anyone else that portis' injury could very well keep him from breaking riggins' redskins rushing record? what did he need, like 700 yds at the start of the season?

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | October 6, 2010 2:03 PM | Report abuse

When I go to the library to look for "Instant Replay" will I have to use the Dewey Decimal System?

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | October 6, 2010 2:04 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: TheCork | October 6, 2010 2:01 PM

This from the guy who called me an idiot just two days ago. It was a joke you sensitive old man. I find it funny that you and beep of all of the posters here call others snarky as much as you two like to go after people.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | October 6, 2010 2:08 PM | Report abuse

But what's telling is that the team hasn't dialed Larry Johnson's number while also reaching out for another back.

Posted by: MistaMoe | October 6, 2010 1:36 PM

Great observation! They'd rather grab this guy off the streets--for just ONE game--than Larry Johnson, who went through training camp and the first couple of games in the system. That's gotta sting.

Posted by: Alan4 | October 6, 2010 2:08 PM | Report abuse

Anybody heard this story about Keiland Williams coming back, as well?

http://www.tbd.com/blogs/tbd-skins/2010/10/redskins-bring-back-keiland-williams-add-javarris-james-2742.html

Posted by: delfranklin4 | October 6, 2010 2:15 PM | Report abuse

Stu, agree on defensive rankings, which is why I said "we'll see". In my mind the best stat is points allowed per game, and on that basis WAS is currently in the middle of the league. The other stats give ideas of how a defense can improve. The Redskins are middle of the pack on 3rd down, but the difference between the first 3 games and Philly was night and day on third down. They need to keep in the low 30's.

By the way, all this stuff about how good a RB was in college is kind of silly. Shanahan has an incredible record of turning guys who didn't do much in college into Pro Bowlers.

Posted by: dpc2003 | October 6, 2010 2:19 PM | Report abuse

"I just walked in the building not too long ago," said James, who participated in practice Wednesday.


Well, let me be your tour guide, and help you come to understand the NEW Redskin Way of doing business.

You might be playing Sunday.

Devin Thomas won't be.

You might be activated Sunday.

Jeremy Jarmon won't be.

You might not know all the plays.

Larry Johnson does.

You may be healthy enough to earn serious money, but won't.

Malcolm Kelly isn't, but will.

Finally, make sure you don't confuse the undersized Brandon Banks with the towel guy.

And we won't confuse you with the typical high quality UM pro football player.

'Cuz you're not.

But you'll have to do as the guy you're filling in for isn't anymore.

And this final area of knowledge about the team is where the tour ends, as the journey to find a suitable replacement begins.

Posted by: MistaMoe | October 6, 2010 2:19 PM | Report abuse

Hey Jason "Too cool for School" Reid.

Who the Heck did the Redskins cut to make room for K. Williams ?

This might be imformation that fans might like to know.

Posted by: frediemac1 | October 6, 2010 2:20 PM | Report abuse

Shut up fredie and go back to the Natinals blog and giving out nobbers to Natinal players.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | October 6, 2010 2:23 PM | Report abuse

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!

Report: Redskins reach injury settlement with Clinton Portis
Posted by Mike Florio on October 6, 2010 2:30 PM ET
Despite being diagnosed with a groin injury on Monday of this week, apparently coach Mike Shanahan has seen enough of Clinton Portis to realize that this wasn't the same player Shanahan traded to the Redskins, and they have reached an injury settlement with Portis, and he will released by the team today.
We're literally blindsided by this one, stay tuned for more details.

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | October 6, 2010 2:32 PM | Report abuse

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!

Report: Redskins reach injury settlement with Clinton Portis
Posted by Mike Florio on October 6, 2010 2:30 PM ET
Despite being diagnosed with a groin injury on Monday of this week, apparently coach Mike Shanahan has seen enough of Clinton Portis to realize that this wasn't the same player Shanahan traded to the Redskins, and they have reached an injury settlement with Portis, and he will released by the team today.
We're literally blindsided by this one, stay tuned for more details.

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | October 6, 2010 2:32 PM | Report abuse


Any takers? There's gotta be a few on here.

Posted by: Devo2 | October 6, 2010 2:34 PM | Report abuse

Request for link in 5, 4, 3...

Posted by: learnedhand1 | October 6, 2010 2:35 PM | Report abuse

Beeps

Posted by: RedSkinHead | October 6, 2010 2:35 PM | Report abuse

See the RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH says PORTIS' days as a REDSKIN are almost over. Better say thank you now; all those great blocks on charging d-linemen are going to be missed. Your body's paid the price CLINTON, and we appreciate it.

Posted by: glawrence007 | October 6, 2010 2:35 PM | Report abuse

Don't care if this Javarris James can run as much as I wonder if he can block. That's the part of the game that we'll be missing with Portis out.

Anyone else read Reid's eulogy on Portis in today's print edition? Seemed to me Reid is saying "Stick a fork in him, he's done."

I also suspect that the lack of news coming out of Redskin Park about the MRI might be an indication that things could be worse than initially thought.

Or maybe not. You can never really tell what's true or not with Shanny or Portis, at least when it comes to injury reports.

And while I'm not licensed to practice medicine on this blog -- it also seemed to me that after the first series or two of plays, Portis was looking for any excuse to get off the field on Sunday, but Shanny kept running him out there.

Witness the wasted time out -- after Portis tagged out and limped off the field with an alleged ankle injury -- that was miraculously healed by the time he was sent back out for the very next play.

That, more than anything else, could've been the reason that Portis finally went to the locker to change into his street clothes... if only to keep Shanny from running him out there to protect McNabb's blind side and go the tough yards.


Posted by: Vic1 | October 6, 2010 2:36 PM | Report abuse

"You're right about that...six hours between posts in the morning will do that to a thread...I'm thinking RI must be very busy working on a scoop...we are in for a doozy this afternoon I bet!"

Posted by: PlayAction | October 6, 2010 12:42 PM

Yeah, like how much McNabb's cousin's uncle's grandson's best friend is looking forward to the Packers game . . . I guess I shouldn't be too critical of RI. I mean, they did report the James signing only A FEW HOURS AFTER it was first mentioned in the comments section. I swear, I go to the reader comments for the latest team news more than I go to the actual blog entries themselves.

Posted by: rufus_t_firefly | October 6, 2010 2:52 PM | Report abuse

PORTIS OUT 4-6 WEEKS

Posted by: frediemac1 | October 6, 2010 3:08 PM | Report abuse

"WOW!!!!!!!!!!!

Report: Redskins reach injury settlement with Clinton Portis
Posted by Mike Florio on October 6, 2010 2:30 PM ET
Despite being diagnosed with a groin injury on Monday of this week, apparently coach Mike Shanahan has seen enough of Clinton Portis to realize that this wasn't the same player Shanahan traded to the Redskins, and they have reached an injury settlement with Portis, and he will released by the team today.
We're literally blindsided by this one, stay tuned for more details."

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | October 6, 2010 2:32 PM

Sorry, I was born at night, but it wasn't last night.

Posted by: rufus_t_firefly | October 6, 2010 3:14 PM | Report abuse

on the running back shuffle--Williams cleared waivers and was resigned to the practice squad late sunday or early monday. He took Banks' spot when he was moved to the roster for last weeks game. NOW, with the Portis shuffle, no there is no injury settlement PULEEZE People get real here an injury settlement to Portis???? he has a groin pull. Even if he is not what he once was he is still better than many other backs out there and you don't just dump someone like that on the street for nothing.--back to the shuffle. With Portis out for 4-6 weeks and on the "inactive" list, Williams can now go on the "active" roster and move off the practice squad again and that left a spot open to put Javarris James on the practice squad--everyone keep up with that????

Posted by: drmammal1 | October 6, 2010 3:26 PM | Report abuse

There is no "inactive list" on the 53 man roster. Only IR which ends the players season.
There is a gameday "inactive" list as 45 are only allowed to dress. If they bring Williams back to the active roster a corresponding move has to be made.

Posted by: NatyPete | October 6, 2010 5:22 PM | Report abuse

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