Redskins release Keith Marshall after second straight season-ending injury

Keith Marshall at Redskins training camp

RICHMOND, Va. – Redskins running back Keith Marshall will have to wait yet another year to make his NFL debut, and it likely won’t be with the Redskins.

After missing his rookie season (2016) with an elbow injury suffered in the preseason, Marshall was waived Monday after it was determined he will miss the 2017 season with a torn patellar tendon in his right knee. News 3 sports reporter Mitch Brown witnessed the injury Saturday in practice – the team’s first workout in pads.

Prior to the workout, Redskins head coach Jay Gruden singled-out Marshall. “Throughout the OTA process and mandatory camp, there’s been some guys, like Keith Marshall‘s flashed a little bit from his injury, coming back,” Gruden said. “I think people are sleeping on him a little bit.”

Monday, Gruden confirmed the injury and revealed Marshall will undergo surgery Tuesday.

To provide depth at the running back position, the Redskins sign former LSU running back Kenny Hilliard.