UPDATED 8:37 p.m.
The Redskins no longer have just two tailbacks on the active roster after claiming Tashard Choice off waivers from the Dallas Cowboys Monday.
To free up a roster spot for Choice, the Redskins waived cornerback Brandyn Thompson, who was promoted from the practice squad Friday but did not play in the loss to Buffalo.
Choice was waived-injured because of shoulder and hamstring injuries so he presumably must pass a physical before he is allowed to participate in practice on Wednesday.
Choice joins Ryan Torain and Roy Helu in the Redskins running back mix.
Choice rushed 28 times for 75 yards before the Cowboys released him last week. The emergence of DeMarco Murray made Choice expendable.
Ball security was also a concern he lost two fumbles in limited work, including a turnover against the Redskins in Week 3.
A former fourth-round pick from Georgia Tech, Choice has 250 rushes for 1,139 yards and eight touchdowns during his four seasons in Dallas. He had 30 carries in his career against the Redskins.
The Redskins are need of a boost in the running game -- they rushed 12 times for 26 yards (both season lows) in Sunday's 23-0 loss to Buffalo and rank 26th in rushing.
Thompson has served two stints on the active roster and is likely to be put back on the practice squad once he clears waivers.
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