Springs out for year with broken scapula

Updated: December 27, 2006, 3:06 PM ET
Associated Press

The Washington Redskins have placed cornerback Shawn Springs on injured reserve and released cornerback Mike Rumph.

Springs broke the scapula in his right shoulder in the first series of Sunday's loss to St. Louis, ending a frustrating season for the 10-year veteran. Springs missed the first five games following abdominal surgery and missed another game with a hamstring injury.

Rumph was acquired in the trade that sent receiver Taylor Jacobs to San Francisco in August. He played as a reserve early in the season, but has been inactive for seven of the last eight games.

Jacobs, meanwhile, has caught only two passes this season for the 49ers.

Springs and Rumph were replaced on the active roster by defensive backs John Eubanks and Leigh Torrence. Eubanks, an undrafted free agent from Southern Mississippi, has spent the season on the practice squad. Torrence, from Stanford, played 10 games with Atlanta last year, but was waived following this year's training camp.

The Redskins also signed tackle Calvin Armstrong and receiver Ryan Hoag to the practice squad.


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