Ryan Grant’s long wait is over. After going unsigned throughout the summer and first three weeks of the 2012 season, the former Packers running back finally latched on with the Washington Redskins on Tuesday, according to national reporter Jay Glazer. In five season in Green Bay, the 29-year-old Grant rushed for 4,016 yards with 25 touchdowns on 924 carries, including back-to-back seasons with more than 1,200 yards rushing from 2008-2010. After reportedly working out for Detroit last week, Grant had been in Chicago for a workout with the Bears on Tuesday before agreeing to the deal with Washington, which was looking to build depth after losing two backups — Roy Helu (turf toe) and Evan Royster (knee) — to injuries in Sunday’s 38-31 loss to Cincinnati. In three games this season, the Redskins have predominately ran the ball behind rookie Alfred Morris, a sixth-round pick out of Florida Atlantic who has 61 carries for 263 yards this season. That being said, Redskins coach Mike Shanahan has a shown a penchant for routinely changing running backs throughout a season, so don’t rule out Grant from playing a significant role in Washington. Grant wasn’t the only former Packer to find a new home on Tuesday as Oakland signed outside linebacker Vic So’oto and Arizona inked fullback Korey Hall to a deal. So’oto, who made the Packers’ roster as an undrafted free agent last season, recently reached an injury settlement with the Packers following an ankle injury he sustained the Packers’ preseason finale against Kansas City. The Packers’ sixth-round pick in 2007, Hall played with the Packers for his first four NFL seasons and was most recently a member of the New Orleans Saints.
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