RB Rock Cartwright - Free Agent

5-7, 239Born: 12-3-1979College: Kansas StateDrafted: Round 7, pick

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2011 Week 3 vs NYJ (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Cartwright was targeted once in the third quarter but could not come up with the catch. Most of the rest of his day was on special teams.

2011 Week 14 vs GB (1 / 5 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 16 / 0 rec)

Cartwright saw extensive action late in the blowout, catching the ball out of the backfield and looking elusive and even getting a carry for a 5 yard gain.

2011 Week 16 vs KC (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)

Cartwright caught a screen pass in heavy traffic and used his elusiveness to turn it into an 8 yard gain.

2009 Week 9 vs ATL (7 / 16 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / -1 / 0 rec)

Cartwright played the 1A to Betts #1 in the Redskins RBBC after Portis left the game, but he was largely ineffective. You can't fault Cartwright for lack of effort, but there's no subtlety to his running style, and he's not quite powerful enough to make it work for consistent gains. He did get the first crack at goal line carries, but he couldn't convert and gave way to Betts on fourth down. Betts scored, which may signal that Cartwright won't get goal line carries next time around if Portis misses time.

2009 Week 10 vs DEN (9 / 41 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 9 / 0 rec)

Cartwright did a good job of spelling Ladell Betts on Sunday, and also ran hard against a Denver defense that was just wore down at the end of the game. He came out of the gates hot, and had his biggest carry of the day in the first quarter. Going off the left end Cartwright was able to charge past the line of scrimmage, and was finally brought down by Brian Dawkins after a 17-yard gain. Cartwright was also a capable outlet receiver for Jason Campbell when he needed to check down the ball.

2009 Week 11 vs DAL (13 / 67 / 0 rush, 8 / 7 / 73 / 0 rec)

Rock Cartwright was forced into a larger amount of work after Ladell Betts was injured in the first quarter. Formerly the third man on the RB depth chart, Cartwright is likely to be the starter next week against Philadelphia with both Clinton Portis and now Betts sidelined. Cartwright did well against the Cowboys in Week 11, totaling over 100 yards as both a rusher and a receiver. The diminutive and shifty back had 20 touches on the day, rushing hard and with good speed but also working well on screen passes.

2009 Week 12 vs PHI (15 / 38 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 26 / 0 rec)

Rock Cartwright was the featured rusher for the Redskins in Week 12, getting 18 combined touches on the ground and through the air, but he failed to accomplish much against a strong Philadelphia defensive front. Cartwright did not gain more than seven yards on any given carry and could not make any tacklers miss with regularity. He was also replaced by Quinton Ganther and Marcus Mason on occasion, so it is not like he is the only guy getting work for the Redskins. He is still a starting NFL tailback but his fantasy value will be highly dependent upon matchups.

2009 Week 13 vs NO (13 / 39 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 31 / 0 rec)

Cartwright ran better than his numbers indicated, with good vision and decisive cuts in the backfield. His less than average burst kept him from breaking any big gains, but he did bust a run inside the five and made a few tacklers miss. He is going to be mired in a committee for the remainder of the season, so his value is limited.

2009 Week 14 vs OAK (1 / 0 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)

Cartwright did not factor into the RBBC this game, receiving only one carry and one reception.

2009 Week 15 vs NYG (1 / 7 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 51 / 0 rec)

Cartwright saw very limited action this week; however he was able to take one of his touches for the longest gain of the game for the Skins on a short pass into the flat for 51 yards.

2009 Week 16 vs DAL (3 / 6 / 0 rush, 7 / 5 / 14 / 0 rec)

Cartwright was utilized quite often through the air in week 16, catching 5 passes on the night. All of his receptions were of the short variety and were mainly screens. Cartwright has the speed and hands to be a decent option for the Skins, but is undersized and behind Ganther and Mason at this point in the season.

2009 Week 17 vs SD (1 / 3 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 19 / 0 rec)

Cartwright made a few guys miss in the open field and ran tough, but was once again relegated to the third back in a backfield behind guys who weren't even on the roster when the season started.

2008 Week 7 vs CLE (3 / 12 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / -7 / 0 rec)

Cartwright ran hard every time he touched the ball, but had more of an impact on special teams returning kicks.

2008 Week 9 vs PIT (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Though not involved in the offense, Cartwright averaged 18.8 yards on four kick off returns.

2007 Week 5 vs DET (2 / 0 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Mainly a special teams player, Rock Cartwright was rewarded for his hustle earlier in the game where he ran the length of the field on a James Thrash punt return and recovered a fumble. That reward came in the form of a couple rare carries that he was unable to convert into any yards.

2006 Week 2 vs DAL (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Cartwright scored the only Redskins' touchdown with a 100 yard kick return.

2006 Week 3 vs HOU (5 / 15 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

With Portis back in the starting lineup, Cartwright didn't get into the game until the fourth quarter. He gained 15 yards on five carries, and also averaged 20.7 on 3 kickoff returns.

2005 Week 6 vs KC (4 / 14 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Cartwright saw time as Clinton Portis' top backup because of an injury to Ladell Betts. He hadn't carried the ball all season, and his rust showed when he fumbled the ball deep in Chiefs' territory. The fumble was picked up by Sammy Knight and returned for a touchdown. He played sparingly following that costly gaffe.

2005 Week 7 vs SF (5 / 14 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Cartwright came into the game late when victory was assured. He scored a four yard touchdown to put the Redskins ahead by 45 in the fourth quarter. He avoided fumbling the ball after his costly fumble in week six.

2005 Week 8 vs NYG (2 / 21 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Cartwright entered the game late in the fourth quarter with the outcome already decided and ran twice to run out the clock. He was actually the Redskins' leading rusher on the day, but as his production came against backups, and given the feeble production of the other Redskins runners, that isn't saying much.

2005 Week 11 vs OAK (3 / 6 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 17 / 0 rec)

Cartwright played in place of Ladell Betts, giving Clinton Portis a breather on a few plays. He made a good catch down the middle of the field on a pass from Brunell that appeared to be overthrown.

2005 Week 12 vs SD (1 / 13 / 1 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Cartwright's only touch of the game resulted in an easy TD run. Cartwright may have only had one touch, but that is still one more touch than San Diego defenders got on Cartwright during the run. The hole was so big he could have done cartwheels into the end zone.

2005 Week 13 vs STL (9 / 118 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Cartwright saw more action because fellow tailback Ladell Betts was inactive due to injury. Cartwright's first three rushes went for 52, 28 and 25 yards, though the latter was called back because of a holding penalty. He took over for Clinton Portis in the fourth quarter, running out the clock and finishing with 118 yards on only nine carries.

2005 Week 15 vs DAL (3 / 13 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)

Cartwright added 13 yards on three carries to the total rushing yards for the Redskins. He also contributed a six yard reception near the end of the first quarter.