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Redskins Reportedly Claim Running Back Tashard Choice Off Waivers From Dallas

By ZAC BOYER | | @ZacBoyer

ASHBURN – Tashard Choice, released by Dallas on Saturday, was claimed off waivers by the Washington Redskins on Monday afternoon, according to a report by ESPN.

Calls to Choice’s agent to confirm the move were not immediately returned.

Choice, 27, played in all six of the Cowboys’ games this season, including the Oct. 2 meeting with the Redskins in which he had seven carries for five yards and one catch for three yards. He fell to third in Dallas’ rotation at running back, behind Felix Jones and rookie DeMarco Murray, and was released to make room for Bruce Carter, a rookie linebacker chosen in the second round in April.

Choice has run for 1,139 yards and eight touchdowns over parts of four seasons. He was a fourth-round draft pick out of Georgia Tech in 2008.

The Redskins have a need at running back after Tim Hightower tore the ACL in his left knee against Carolina on Oct. 16. They also have Ryan Torain and Roy Helu on the 53-man roster and Evan Royster and Tristan Davis on their practice squad.

As Choice was battling a hamstring injury at the time of his release, he will need to pass a physical before he is officially added to the 53-man roster.