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Shaun Alexander’s long hunt for gainful employment has come to an end. Adam Schefter of the NFL Network (via my colleague MDS) is reporting that the Washington Redskins signed the veteran running back today. The move was contingent on a brief workout at ‘Skins camp today and, according to the Washington Post, he showed enough for the team to give him a minimum contract for the remainder of the season. Washington’s need for a back was created when Ladell Betts suffered a knee injury in Sunday’s loss to St. Louis. The roster moves made earlier today by the Redskins created room for Alexander on the roster. Alexander has strong ties to head coach Jim Zorn and running backs coach Stump Mitchell from his Seattle days. Those ties were likely a key to the deal that finally ended Alexander’s long hiatus from NFL action.