The Redskins on Monday claimed RB Tashard Choice off waivers from their longtime rival Dallas.
Choice, who has been battling shoulder and hamstring injuries, was waived by Dallas on Saturday morning. He had an MRI on the hamstring Friday. If he hadn't been claimed by another club, the Cowboys would have reached an injury settlement with him.
With the Redskins having placed Tim Hightower on injured reserve last week with a torn ACL, Choice joins a backfield in which Ryan Torain and rookie Roy Helu are Nos. 1 and 2 on the depth chart.
To make room on the roster for Choice, the Redskins reportedly waived rookie CB Brandyn Thompson. A seventh-round draft choice out of Boise State, Thompson was promoted from the practice squad Friday in case he was needed against Buffalo, with DBs DeAngelo Hall and Phillip Buchanon both hurt. However, Thompson didn't play in the 23-0 loss to the Bills. Earlier in the season, Thompson played in two games, compiling two tackles before being waived and then added to the practice squad.
In six games with Dallas, Choice compiled 28 carries for 75 yards, a 2.7 average gain. He also had 11 catches for 71 yards.
The Redskins and Cowboys meet Nov. 20 at FedEx Field.