Ryan Torain Released By Mike Shanahan, Washington Redskins

Former Denver Broncos head coach and current Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan released running back Ryan Torain on Tuesday morning, reports Chris Russell of ESPN 980. Torain didn't play until Game 4 of the season and he put up 135 rushing yards against the St. Louis Rams that week. Then he struggled to do anything and missed several games during the end of November and the start of December. He has just 200 yard total on the ground.

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Let's recall that Shanahan drafted Torain out of Arizona State with a 2008 fifth-round draft pick. He then appeared in two games and tore his ACL. He missed all of the 2009 season and then caught on with the Redskins in 2010 once Shanahan became the coach there.

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Injuries and unnecessary hype have hurt Torain's career. Shanahan should stop trying retreads from Denver (though Jabar Gaffney has worked out well for the team this year).

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