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Redskins Won’t Re-Sign FB Darrel Young, Phasing Out Position

Former Redskins FB Darrel Young said he will not be re-signing with Washington since the team is “phasing out” the fullback position in favor of tight ends, per Alex Marvez.

Although HC Jay Gruden said back in January that Young was useful in short-yardage situations, he did admit that the fullback position was being phased out of the offense.

It’s a position that really not a lot of teams use nowadays, but there is still a need for it – goal-line situations, short-yardage obviously, then, first- and second-down stuff with the play actions and the running game,” Gruden said, via the Redskins’ official site. “We’ll address that position but DY has done some great things for this franchise, no question, not only at fullback. He’s scored some touchdowns running the ball and caught the ball extremely ball and then, this year… his biggest impact was probably on special teams — played all four. He did some good things for us. Moving forward, we’ll see how it works out but we’d love to get him back.

Young, 28, signed a three-year, $6.2 million contract back in 2013 and but is now an unrestricted free agent.

In 2015, Young appeared in all 16 games but only accounted for six carries for 10 yards, to go along with six receptions for 22 yards.

We will provide more information regarding Young’s possible market as news becomes available.