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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 09/02/2011

Ryan Torain will be a solid RB for Redskins


(Toni L. Sandys - WASHINGTON POST)
Ryan Torain made his comeback from injury last night against Tampa.

He ran well and showed that strong lumbering style of running, like a T.J. Duckett.

His speed is very deceptive and so is his power, which will be a great complement to the not-so-deceptive speed and sudden movements of my son, Tim Hightower Arrington II. Okay, so I’m joking. Tim isn’t my son, but I love his running style and his “dreadlocks,” of course.

Back to Torain: His experience and ability will be very valuable to this team. He has more knowledge and understanding of this scheme than any of the other backs.

So if anything were to happen to Hightower, Torain would be able to step right in.

I think both of these guys will get starts this year, depending on what the game plan calls for.

Again my only concern — which is a big one — is: Will Torain be able to stay healthy?

I will say this: He may have two guys behind him, one on the roster and the other on the practice squad, if he makes it there. Roy Halu and Evan Royster should be more than enough motivation to find a way to stay healthy.

Note: Evan Royster is an NFL tailback. His style of play is perfect for the way NFL systems are run; it will be interesting to see if he clears waivers to be put on the practice squad. Which, by the way, does not provide a comfortable situation for the Redskins because he can be signed away to a roster spot by any team at any point in time.

I’m sure the team will want to work with him and develop him more for the future. He reminds me of a guy out of Oklahoma that Shanahan drafted in Denver named Quentin Griffin.

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