The St. Louis Rams added insurance at running back in case Steven Jackson misses time with a groin injury, signing Chauncey Washington off the New York Jets’ practice squad.
The Jets are running out of locker room leaders on offense. Veteran fullback Tony Richardson was released by New York on Sunday, the most surprising of a series of roster moves a day after the team got down to the mandatory 53-player limit.
Woodhead and Washington had solid performances this summer, and it was a mild surprise Saturday that the Jets kept both.
The Jets close out their preseason schedule on Thursday night against the Eagles in Philadelphia. Gang Green will only have 36 players in uniform, as most of the starters will have the night off.