With Rob Kelley placed on injured reserve, the Redskins have added a new RB to fill his shoes. On Tuesday, they added Byron Marshall to their active roster. He was previously on the Eagles’ practice squad before the Redskins signed him to their active squad, and before that, he was a star for the Oregon Ducks, totaling over 3,000 yards between rushing and receiving.
Before the signing of Marshall, it appeared that Samaje Perine and Chris Thompson would split snaps, with Perine as the power back and Thompson as the main pass catcher out of the backfield. With the addition of Marshall, it is unclear how the three of them will split snaps.
Perine is strong, but lacks speed, and Thompson is a good pass catcher, but sometimes struggles to get through the line rushing. Marshall might be the versatile every down back that Rob Kelley was supposed to be this year.