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    W. Parker to be released

    Parker also is in the process of hiring a new agent, and many around the league believe he will select Peter Schaffer, who represented former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis.

    as per ESPN-http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=5531095

    Running back Willie Parker is changing teams and changing agents.

    The Washington Redskins informed Parker on Saturday that he will be released, according to a league source.

    The Redskins signed Parker in the spring to a one-year deal, telling him there would be an open competition for the starting job, with Larry Johnson, Clinton Portis and Ryan Torain also in the mix.

    Parker, a Pro Bowler in 2006 and 2007, averaged 1,337 yards in three seasons for the Steelers from 2005 to 2007.

    He became Pittsburgh's backup last season in his fifth full year as the Steelers turned to Rashard Mendenhall as their featured running back.

    Parker finished 2009 with 389 yards on 98 carries.

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    That's too bad. I've always liked FWP. I hope he hooks on somewhere at some point.

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    He's not FWP anymore, just WP.
    Even if Bill Belichick was getting an atomic wedgie, his face would look exactly the same.

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    He was a good fit for the team and running outside while Mayhan was allowing the center of the line to fold. Hartwig wasn't exactly busting holes open for Parker either but, he was somewhat better than Mayhan. I wonder if Mayhan is still playing in the league ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fezziwig
    He was a good fit for the team and running outside while Mayhan was allowing the center of the line to fold. Hartwig wasn't exactly busting holes open for Parker either but, he was somewhat better than Mayhan. I wonder if Mayhan is still playing in the league ?
    He's coaching youth league football in Bangladesh, I think.
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    And, thanks for the great memories, FWP. Let's not weaken them.
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    Re: W. Parker to be released

    FWP

    FormerlyFast Willie Parker

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    Now that we have a right tackle who's undisputed great strength is run blocking/sealing the corner (Hotel), I wonder if FWP's skill set is a good match for the Steelers again (not like when Colon was there)?



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    Re: W. Parker to be released

    Washington Redskins cut RB Willie Parker
    04:23 PM
    http://www.usatoday.com/communities/thehuddle/Index

    The Washington Redskins cut veteran RB Willie Parker on Saturday, ESPN and the Washington Post reported.

    Parker was one of three big-name tailbacks on the roster, with incumbent Clinton Portis and Larry Johnson.

    A two-time Pro Bowler with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Parker, 30, will now be a free agent. He rushed for just 389 yards last season with the Steelers.

    ESPN reported that Parker is also changing agents.

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    Re: W. Parker to be released

    Quote Originally Posted by SanAntonioSteelerFan
    Now that we have a right tackle who's undisputed great strength is run blocking/sealing the corner (Hotel), I wonder if FWP's skill set is a good match for the Steelers again (not like when Colon was there)?

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