The Washington Redskins announced Saturday that they’ve placed RB LeShun Daniels on injured reserve and signed RB Kenny Hilliard to their active roster.
Daniels, 22, wound up signing a three-year, $1.66 million contract with the Patriots as an undrafted free agent out of Iowa back in May. He was set to make base salaries of $465,000 and $555,000 over the first two years of the contract when the Patriots cut him loose coming out of the preseason.
Daniels had a brief stint with the Chargers on their practice squad before the Redskins added him to their practice squad and called him up soon after.
In 2017, Daniels has appeared in four games and rushed for 14 yards on three carries (4.7 YPC) and no touchdowns or receptions.
During his college career at Iowa, Daniels rushed for 1,895 yards on 409 carries (4.6 YPC) to go along with 10 receptions for 81 yards receiving and 19 total touchdowns over the course of 37 games.