The Redskins found a complementary back, insurance and a short-yardage runner all in one tonight.
Duckett has rushed for 2,157 yards in his first four seasons. He's 6-foot, 254 pounds and a bruiser in short-yardage situations. But he was also behind Warrick Dunn in Atlanta and started just 13 games in four seasons.
With Clinton Portis' ailing shoulder, the Redskins added insurance. But it also raises more questions: what becomes of Ladell Betts? Chances are, he'll still be a factor but not near the goal-line or in short-yardage situations.
It also depends on how many backs they keep. As of now, the locks would be Portis, Duckett, Betts, Mike Sellers and Rock Cartwright. Nehemiah Broughton would be on the bubble if they only keep five backs. Or they could trade Betts.