Insider Only NFL: Redskins likely to release former Steelers RB Willie Parker?

Parker 4th on the Redskins depth chart

Word out of Washington is that former Steelers running back Willie Parker has struggled through the first week of camp with his new team.
The Redskins released their official depth chart on the team’s website today and Parker faces an uphill battle to earn a roster spot.
Parker will enter the pre-season 4th on the depth chart, behind Clinton Portis, Larry Johnson and Ryan Torain. It was no surprise that Parker is behind both Portis and Johnson but Torain being ahead of Parker doesn’t bode well for the former pro bowl running back.
Parker, 29, rushed for 389 yards last season in a limited role after losing his starting spot to Rashard Mendenhall.
Hip, toe and leg injuries have led to a decline in Parker’s play over the past two years.
The Steelers have had a reunion tour with the likes of Larry Foote and Bryant McFadden returning this year.
However, If Parker is released later this summer, it appears unlikely he will return to the Steelers despite uncertainity surrounding the Steelers running game.
Pittsburgh made zero attempts to resign Parker this off-season and it’s believed Parker burned some bridges with the organization.

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