Ex-Hurricanes RB Joe Yearby to get Washington Redskins tryout

Joe Yearby rushes for yardage on Nov. 27, 2015 at Pittsburgh. (Getty Images)
Joe Yearby rushes for yardage on Nov. 27, 2015 at Pittsburgh. (Getty Images)

An injury to Washington Redskins running back Keith Marshall created an opportunity for Joe Yearby.

After two unsuccessful NFL tryouts, the undrafted former Hurricanes running back will try out for Washington, according to CSN Mid-Atlantic.

Yearby declared early for the pros and was not taken. He tried out with the San Francisco 49ers and Philadelphia Eagles, but was not signed.

After a 1,002-yard season in 2015, Yearby lost his starting job to sophomore Mark Walton last year. Walton was named team MVP after rushing for 1,117 yards and 14 touchdowns. He and Gus Edwards, who transferred to Rutgers, opted to move on instead of split time behind Walton in their senior seasons.

Marshall reportedly tore the patellar tendon in his right knee, costing him the season.


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