The Redskins announced Dec. 8 that they have signed running back Ladell Betts to a contract extension.
Betts, 5-10, 222 pounds, is in his fifth season since being selected by the Redskins in the second round of the 2002 NFL Draft out of Iowa.
Betts is putting together his most productive season to date, having set numerous career highs this year, including rushing attempts (141) and yards (643), and tying his career-high for rushing touchdowns with two.
In addition, Betts continues to be a threat catching the ball out of the backfield as well, with a career-high 40 receptions for 301 yards.
He is coming off a career-high 155 yard effort last week against Atlanta. It marked the first time in his career that he has rushed for more than 100 yards in back to back games and the third time this season he has gone over the century mark.
For his career, Betts has rushed 462 times for 1,914 yards and seven touchdowns. In addition he has 92 receptions for 808 yards in his five seasons with the team.