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Skins Roster Moves

The Redskins placed cornerback Shawn Springs on injured reserve, ending his season with a fractured scapula, and waived depth cornerback Mike Rumph as well, while signing cornerback John Eubanks from the practice squad and signing free agent defensive back Leigh Torrence as well. Springs expected to be out five-to-six weeks with his injury, while Rumph has been inactive six of the last seven games.

Eubanks has spent the season on the Redskins practice squad after being signed as an un-drafted free agent out of Southern Mississippi in May. Torrence, 6-0, 183, is in his second NFL season out of Stanford. Originally signed as an un-drafted free agent in 2005 by Green Bay, he was waived by the Packers and signed with Atlanta prior to the start of the regular season. He saw action in 10 games in 2005 with the Falcons, playing on special teams and in the secondary. He was waived by the Falcons prior to the start of the 2006 season.
The Redskins also signed tackle Calvin Armstrong and wide receiver Ryan Hoag to the practice squad.

Torrence actually has a pretty neat story. Here's a snipet from an email I got from a Skins fan living in Atlanta:

There's a pretty cool story developing down here in Hotlanta. The Redskins are about to sign Leigh Torrence Jr., a special teams player who was with the Falcons last season.
Torrence is the son of Leigh Torrence, who is a huge Skins fan and a key member of the Redskins Atlanta Fan Club. Each week, even during this disastrous season, we all head to a Buckhead bar to cheer on the Skins.
Now Leigh will be cheering for his own son, for one game at least.

Pretty neat, eh?

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 27, 2006; 12:01 PM ET
 
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