The Washington Redskins are bringing veteran free agent running backs Jamaal Charles and Orleans Darwka in for visits in hopes of replenishing an injury-depleted group.
Rookie Derrius Guice is out for the season with torn ACL. Coach Jay Gruden had hoped running backs Samaje Perine and Byron Marshall would be the answer, but both sustained leg injuries in the exhibition game against the New York Jets on Thursday. Perine is likely to miss one week, with Marshall out two to four weeks, according to reports.
Darkwa, 26, is set to work out for the team. Charles, 31, will meet with team officials, according to the NFL Network.
Last season, Darkwa gained 751 yards on 171 carries — an average of 4.4 yards — and scored five touchdowns for the New York Giants. He underwent surgery in May to remove a stabilizing plate in his leg.
Charles was a two-time first-team All-Pro selection in nine seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs, but he played sparingly last season with the Denver Broncos. He appeared in 14 games but carried the ball only 69 times for 296 yards and one touchdown.
–Field Level Media