The Washington Redskins have signed rookie RB Quinn Porter to their practice squad. He’ll replace rookie RB Javarris James, who was signed to the Indianapolis Colts’ 53-man roster on Thursday.
Porter (6-0, 205) was originally signed by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent on Apr. 30 before being waived on Sept. 6. During three preseason games with the Packers, Porter rushed for 77 yards on 21 attempts (3.7 avg.). He also added one reception for six yards, one punt return for four yards and one kickoff return for 22 yards.
Porter played collegiately at Stillman (Ala.) College, appearing in 37 games. He finished his career with 2,788 rushing yards on 511 attempts (5.5 avg.) and 24 touchdowns. He also added 68 receptions for 887 yards (13.0 avg.) and 12 touchdowns and posted a 32.0-yard average on 19 kickoff returns.
As a senior, he was a first-team All-Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference selection. During that season he led the conference with 1,247 rushing yards on 194 attempts (6.4 avg.) and nine touchdowns in nine games. Porter handled punting duties during his sophomore and junior years, averaging 35.8 yards on 111 punts.
Washington has three running backs on their 53-man roster, but starter Clinton Portis (groin) will miss at least four weeks. The team now has two running backs on the practice squad.
— Adam Caplan