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Chad Simpson | Running Back

Team: Washington Redskins
Age / DOB:  (32) / 8/22/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 216
College: Morgan State

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Redskins informed RB/KR Chad Simpson of his release.
Simpson, primarily a special teamer, was going to be questionable for camp coming off a broken metacarpal in his foot. He's not much of a player, and the Redskins are suddenly very deep at running back even if it's mostly just bodies. Thu, Jul 28, 2011 09:09:00 AM

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Redskins placed RB/KR Chad Simpson on injured reserve with a broken metacarpal in his foot, ending his season.

Simpson, 25, finishes with 59 return yards and no carries in three games. The former Colt will need surgery on his foot. A fringe player, Simpson has 30 career carries in three seasons between Indianapolis and Washington.
Mon, Nov 22, 2010 03:24:00 PM

Redskins RB/KR Chad Simpson will require surgery on a metacarpal in his foot after injuring it in pre-game warmups Sunday.

The injury and subsequent procedure are likely season-ending for the special teamer. Simpson was signed off the street in late September.
Sun, Nov 21, 2010 05:03:00 PM

Redskins RB Chad Simpson was carted off the field during pregame warmups Sunday with an apparent foot/ankle injury and will not play against the Titans.

The Redskins will have only Clinton Portis and Keiland Williams "up" as running backs. Simpson is also Brandon Banks' primary backup in the return game.
Sun, Nov 21, 2010 12:39:00 PM

Although RB Chad Simpson (hamstring) was inactive in Week 8, coach Mike Shanahan said that Simpson was healthy enough to play.

With Ryan Torain now battling a hamstring injury of his own, Simpson could end up as Keiland Williams' backup when the Redskins come out of their bye. Simpson has strictly been a returner/special teamer in three appearances for the Redskins so far this season.
Mon, Nov 1, 2010 08:57:00 AM

Redskins signed RB Chad Simpson.

The coaching staff had decided to go forward with Keiland Williams as Clinton Portis' backup, so they placed a higher priority on special teams with their No. 3 back. Simpson won't have an offensive role barring injuries to the backs in front of him.
Tue, Sep 21, 2010 05:42:00 PM

Bills waived RB Chad Simpson.

It looks like they'll keep Joique Bell instead.
Sat, Sep 4, 2010 11:32:00 AM

Bills signed RB/KR Chad Simpson, formerly of the Colts, to an undisclosed contract.

It's hard to imagine a worse situation for Simpson to earn a roster spot. The Bills are three-deep at running back, and Simpson's kickoff return experience matters little with the much more explosive C.J. Spiller and Leodis McKelvin as premier options.
Tue, May 11, 2010 05:50:00 PM

Free agent RB/KR Chad Simpson will try out for the Saints in this weekend's minicamp.

Simpson, a kickoff returner and fourth-string running back in Indy the past two years, was recently waived by the Colts. He'd be nothing more than a special teamer if he impresses the Saints this weekend.
Fri, May 7, 2010 08:53:00 AM

Colts waived RB/KR Chad Simpson.

Though Mike Hart averaged just 2.7 yards per carry last season, the Colts were encouraged enough by his hard running down the stretch to part with Simpson. Former Canadian college star WR Sam Giguere is a candidate to take over kickoff returns.
Sat, Apr 10, 2010 03:08:00 PM

Colts RB/KR Chad Simpson (concussion) is out for Sunday's game against the Bills.

Donald Brown is in line for significant action in the regular-season finale.
Sat, Jan 2, 2010 02:52:00 PM

Colts RB/KR Chad Simpson left Thursday's game in the third quarter with a chest contusion.

Simpson had returned a kickoff 93 yards for a touchdown earlier in the game, but he's now been replaced by T.J. Rushing. Mike Hart had already displaced Simpson as the backup running back.
Thu, Dec 17, 2009 10:27:00 PM

Colts RB Chad Simpson suffered a head injury in the second quarter Sunday and is questionable to return.

The Colts are thin at running back with both Simpson and Joseph Addai (finger) on the sidelines. Donald Brown must step up against the Patriots.
Sun, Nov 15, 2009 10:01:00 PM

Chad Simpson rushed three times for 35 yards and a touchdown in the Colts' Week 7 blowout win over the Rams.

Simpson also caught a two-yard pass. He served as Joseph Addai's backup once Donald Brown hit the trainer's table with a shoulder injury and showed good speed on his 31-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. He may have value next week against the 49ers if Brown's injury proves serious.
Sun, Oct 25, 2009 04:52:00 PM

Colts re-signed RB/KR Chad Simpson.

Simpson was just released after suffering an abdominal injury, but it looks like he's healthy enough to resume kick returning duties.
Tue, Oct 6, 2009 06:10:00 PM

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