There are reports all over the place that Shaun Alexander will be working out for the Redskins today, that he will likely be signed, and that his life scripture is Psalms 37:4. (That last one may not be “all over the place,” actually.)
People I’ve talked to here have said that he’s working out, but I haven’t been able to confirm any of the other details. It certainly makes sense, from a certain perspective — Stump Mitchell was the guy who coached Alexander to league MVP status, so he should certainly be able to judge if he’s got any legs left, and to get the most out of whatever he’s got in spot backup work. I tend to think Rock Cartwright could’ve picked up the slack, but I can certainly understand the thinking behind a potential Alexander move.
Perhaps the best news about an Alexander signing is that the more artistically gifted among Redskins fans would be able decorate their houses with both him and Jason Taylor on the cheap: Fatheads of the two are on 90% off clearance, and you’d just need to paint over the Seahawks and Dolphins uniforms, respectively. Voila — a former MVP and a former defensive player of the year, all for about twenty bucks.
So the Redskins would bring in Alexander at a discount price, you would decorate your house with him at an even steeper discount price, and everyone would be a winner — as long as you don’t mind doing the intricate brushwork on the Redskins helmet.