Redskins cut Lumsden
Tough break today for running back Jesse Lumsden, the former McMaster Marauders star and 2004 Hec Crighton Trophy winner, as he was cut in NFL training camp by the Washington Redskins:
The release of Lumsden comes as a mild surprise because the first-year player out of Canada had impressed in off-season workouts and in training camp. He scored on a 12-yard touchdown run during the Redskins-Ravens scrimmage on Aug. 5.It'd definitely be a boost to Canadian university football if someone could make the jump directly to the NFL, but I suppose we're not quite there yet.
When Clinton Portis was sidelined with a shoulder injury on Aug. 13, the Redskins traded with the Atlanta Falcons to acquire T.J. Duckett. With Ladell Betts and Rock Cartwright also strong candidates to earn roster spot, Lumsden's situation was precarious at best.
Lumsden remains a candidate for the Redskins' practice squad, should he go unsigned by this Sunday, Sept. 3.