Ryan Torain Waived By Washington Redskins, According To Report

LANDOVER MD - OCTOBER 17: Ryan Torain #46 of the Washington Redskins goes airborn while eluding a tackler against the Indianapolis Colts at FedExField on October 17 2010 in Landover Maryland. The Colts won the game 27-24. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

One-time starter Ryan Torain is no longer in the Redsksins' plans after being cut on Tuesday.

The Washington Redskins waived running back Ryan Torain on Tuesday, according to a report on ESPN 980. A year after leading the team in rushing with 724 yards, averaging 4.5 yards per carry average, the running back had fallen into a backup role after breaking his hand during training camp.

Torain was not without his moments this year, though. He rushed for 135 yards on 19 carries in Week 4 against the St. Louis Rams. But he has been almost completely invisible since then. The following week he rushed for 22 yards on 10 carries and has accumulated just 65 rushing yards on 40 carries since that Week 4 performance.

Torain had fallen so far, in fact, that he was inactive for two consecutive weeks leading up to last Sunday's game. After injuries to Tim Hightower and Roy Helu, Torain served as Evan Royster's backup against the Minnesota Vikings.

For more on this move, be sure to check out Redskins blog Hogs Haven.

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