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Redskins' Castoffs Find New Team



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    OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 13: Antwaan Randle El #82 of the Washington Redskins is tackled by Hiram Eugene #31 of the Oakland Raiders at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on December 13, 2009 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

    While the Washington Redskins play the waiting game in free agency, the castoffs cut by the team are latching on with others around the NFL.

    Wide receiver and punt returner (err, fair-catcher) Antwaan Randle El is headed back to the team that drafted him out of college. Randle El quickly signed a contract  with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

    "It's kind of like going home, yeah, that's what it feels like," Randle El said to Jason Reid of  the Washington Post. "Going back to where I was drafted and where my roots started. I feel pretty good about the decision. Just want to go do some damage."

    Remember when Randle El played well for the Steelers in the Super Bowl? He then signed a huge free agent contract in 2006, a seven-year contract worth $31 million. Here's what the Skins got from him in return: eight touchdowns in four seasons, four of them in 2008. His total receptions in a season maxed out at 53. At the end of last season, Devin Thomas and Malcolm Kelly moved ahead of him on the depth chart.

    The Redskins can no longer sign, then cut, then sign running back Marcus Mason. He found a new team. The Georgetown Prep graduate agreed to a deal with the San Diego Chargers. The Bolts needed a running back after the team cut Ladainian Tomlinson. Mason will back up Darren Sproles, who will likely be the starting tailback.

    Eight other players cut last week by the Redskins are still on the open market.