The Washington Redskins have released running back Shaun Alexander after four games with the team. The 31 year old former MVP had provided insurance while injuries prevented Clinton Portis and Ladell Betts from playing.
Portis and Betts continue to battle through injuries, but the Redskins apparently felt they needed Alexander’s roster spot to help with depth on the D-line after defensive end Andre Carter suffered a foot injury against the Seattle Seahawks this past week. Portis carried the ball 29 times for 143 yards and looked to be fine during Sundays game. But word out of Redskins camp is that Portis suffered a strained ribcage muscle on Sunday.