After reportedly working out with the Detroit Lions earlier this month, free agent running back Ryan Grant has signed a one-year contract worth about $1.2 million with the Washington Redskins, according to Mike Jones of the Washington Post.
Despite juggling multiple running backs, it is not believed that the Lions offered Grant a contract after his workout with the team. Grant also worked out for the Chicago Bears on Tuesday.
Grant rushed 134 times for 559 yards and two touchdowns in 15 games for the Green Bay Packers in 2011-12. The Packers released him prior to the start of the season.
Kevin Smith leads the Lions in rushing with 29 carries for 115 yards through three weeks of the season. Mikel LeShoure, the Lions' second-round pick in the 2011 NFL Draft out of Illinois, is second on the team with 26 carries for 100 yards. The Lions are averaging 102.0 yards per game on the ground ,which ranks 14th in the league this season.