Redskins Place Springs on IR

By Jason LaCanfora
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, December 27, 2006 3:38 PM

The Washington Redskins placed cornerback Shawn Springs on injured reserve, ending his season with a fractured scapula, and waived depth cornerback Mike Rumph as well, while signing cornerback John Eubanks from the practice squad and signing free agent defensive back Leigh Torrence. Springs expected to be out five-to-six weeks with his injury; Rumph has been inactive six of the last seven games.

Eubanks has spent the season on the Redskins' practice squad after being signed as an un-drafted free agent out of Southern Mississippi in May. Torrence, 6-0, 183 pounds, is in his second NFL season out of Stanford. Originally signed as an un-drafted free agent in 2005 by Green Bay, he was waived by the Packers and signed with Atlanta prior to the start of the regular season. He saw action in 10 games in 2005 with the Falcons, playing on special teams and in the secondary. He was waived by the Falcons prior to the start of the 2006 season.

The Redskins also signed tackle Calvin Armstrong and wide receiver Ryan Hoag to the practice squad.

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