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Redskins Historian: Duckett Joins ‘Skins

Posted by Andrew Walker on August 20, 2012 – 3:37 pm

(AP photo)

By Mike Richman
The Redskins Historian

(Click here for more about the Redskins’ signing of T.J. Duckett)

On Aug. 23, 2006, the Redskins traded a 3rd-round draft pick in a deal that landed Falcons running back T.J. Duckett, a former 1st-round selection.

Star running back Clinton Portis had dislocated a shoulder, so the Redskins felt the urge to acquire another quality runner. But in a huge mystery, the 254-pound Duckett was barely used in 2006, his only year in D.C. He rushed for 132 yards, while teammate Ladell Betts ran for more than 1,000.

In addition, the front-office could have spent virtually nothing to sign free agent Stephen Davis, one of the top rushers in Redskins history.

Instead, Davis signed with St. Louis and scored a TD in its win over Washington.

Mike Richman is a Redskins Historian and author of The Redskins Encyclopedia and the Washington Redskins Football Vault. You can follow Mike on Facebook, Twitter, or by visiting his website.

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