Alridge Added; Thomas On IR

The Washington Redskins announced today that they have signed running back Anthony Alridge to their 53-man roster off the Houston Texans’ practice squad.

To make room on the roster, the team placed guard Randy Thomas on Injured Reserve.

Alridge spent the 2009 preseason with the Redskins and totaled 10 rushing attempts for 46 yards (4.6 avg.) and added three receptions for 34 yards (11.3 avg.). He also returned two kickoffs for 35 yards (17.5 avg.). The Redskins originally claimed Alridge off waivers from the Denver Broncos on February 12, 2009.

The 5-foot-9, 185-pound, Alridge spent last season on Injured Reserve after signing with the Broncos in 2008 as a college free agent from the University of Houston. As a senior for the Cougars, Alridge rushed for 1,597 yards (6.2 avg.) and 14 touchdowns and caught 42 passes for 428 yards and five touchdowns.


Redskins Host Fit U

Washington Redskins players Antwaan Randle El and Renaldo Wynn hosted another segment of 'Redskins Youth Fitness Zone' today.

The two teamed up with students at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington Clubhouse, #14 where they led a group of 40 FitU Kids in a series of exercises specifically designed to motivate them to make fitness an every day activity.

The Redskins Youth Fitness Zone uses the HOPSports Training System (HTS), a multi-media instructional tool for physical education teachers delivered through Digital Video Recorder (DVR) technology. The HOPSports Video Library encompasses over 100 fitness lesson plans specifically designed to meet NASPE (National Association for Sports and Physical Education) standards.

The Redskins Youth Fitness Zone is part of FitU, a Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington program which encourages nutrition, fitness and wellness to combat obesity in boys and girls ages 8-14.

The Redskins Youth Fitness Zone was donated by the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation and GlaxoSmithKline's ForAHealthierAmerica campaign.

[Photos: W. Barron for DC UrbanSports]