Monday, October 31, 2011
Source: Washington Redskins claim Tashard Choice
IRVING, Texas -- Tashard Choice is a Redskin.
According to a source close to the Cowboys, the Washington Redskins claimed Choice off waivers Monday, possibly setting up an interesting reunion on Nov. 20 at FedEx Field.
The Cowboys cut Choice on Saturday to make room for rookie linebacker Bruce Carter. Had Choice not been claimed by Washington, he would have reverted to the Cowboys’ injured reserve list because of a hamstring injury.
The Cowboys would have reached an injury settlement with Choice is he ended up on IR.
The Redskins had a need after losing leading rusher Tim Hightower to a torn anterior cruciate ligament against Carolina. He had 321 yards on 84 carries. The Redskins also have Ryan Torain and Roy Helu as their tailbacks.
Choice had 75 yards on 28 carries this season and also caught 11 passes for 71 yards. In his career with the Cowboys he finished with 1,139 yards on 250 carries and eight touchdowns. He is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent following the season.