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Former Alabama RB Derrick Gore added to Redskins’ practice squad

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Another former Alabama standout has joined the Washington Redskins. 

While the franchise drafted the Crimson Tide’s defense, it added an offensive player to its practice squad on Tuesday.

According to a report from Craig Hoffman, the Redskins added former Tide running back, Derrick Gore to its practice squad. 

Gore, a native of Syracuse, N.Y., played two seasons at Alabama (2015-16) after arriving from Coffeyville Community College in Kansas as a walk-on. He was a part of two Southeastern Conference titles and a College Football Playoff National Championship in 2015 with the Tide. Gore recorded his first career rushing touchdown in the 2016 season.

He was a tough, hard-nosed back that had speed and strong hands out the backfield. He would transfer to Louisiana-Monroe to finish his collegiate career; however, Alabama fans remember the quality he brought to Bryant-Denny Stadium. 

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He played in the preseason for the Los Angeles Chargers, but ended up getting cut.

Hopefully, he can become a star in the NFL for the Redskins.

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