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Alexander Cut by Redskins

By: AP
By: AP

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) - Former NFL MVP Shaun Alexander has been
released by the Washington Redskins after getting limited playing
time in five games.

Alexander was signed Oct. 14 after backup Ladell Betts sprained
his knee in a loss to the St. Louis Rams. Betts has since returned
and resumed the No. 2 role behind NFL leading rusher Clinton
Portis.

Alexander was looking to make a comeback after foot and wrist
injuries ruined his last two seasons and prompted the Seattle
Seahawks to cut him in April. But the 31-year-old running back
never showed anything close to the form that helped him rush for
1,880 yards in his 2005 MVP season.

Alexander ran for only 24 yards in 11 carries and didn't play at
all in Sunday's 20-17 win at Seattle.


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