Ryan Torain has been released by the Washington Redskins today and will go through the waiver process.
Torain was a hot commodity after week four when he exploded for 135 yards and a touchdown on just 19 carries. It would prove to be a fluke performance against a poor Rams rush defense as Torain only posted 65 yards since that game.
Torain was the leading rusher for the Washington Redskins last year but has been surpassed by rookies Roy Helu and Evan Royster. This year Helu is leading the Redskins in rushing yards with 635. He officially took over as the team’s starting running back in week 12.
Helu missed last week’s game against the Minnesota Vikings with an injury as Royster got his first NFL start. Royster ran for 132 yards in an impressive performance which was probably the reason the coaches felt safe releasing Torain.