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Draft Scout Roy Helu News
09/18/14 - RB Roy Helu strained a quadriceps against Jacksonville but took full practice again on Thursday.
09/17/14 - RB Roy Helu left strained a quadricep against Jacksonville but took full practice on Wednesday.
08/11/14 - RB Roy Helu returned on Aug. 10 after suffering sprained a knee against New England .
10/21/13 - RB Roy Helu Jr. had 209 touches during his first two seasons (while missing most of 2012 with a toe injury), scoring three touchdowns. Sunday against Chicago, Helu had 12 touches and scored three times, the last one with 45 seconds left to give Washington a thrilling 45-41 victory.
Helu, the backup to Alfred Morris, has 43 touches to the starter's 94 this season, but he has four scores to Morris' three.
"Alfred (is) the battering ram, who can even take the top off of it and go for the long runs like he did the week before (at Dallas)," said quarterback Robert Griffin III. "Helu is more of the speed guy, but he's got a little bit of Alfred in him as well. So we've got two great backs back there that can run the ball as long as we give them the lanes to run the ball. They can make guys miss and Helu did a great job in the red zone and Alfred did a great job in between the 20s. I feel fortunate to have those two guys behind me."
08/07/13 - RB Roy Helu was Washington's leading rusher as a rookie in 2011. However, the speedster from Nebraska was usurped by record-setting rookie Alfred Morris in 2012, a season in which he had just two carries before being shelved with a toe injury that didn't allow him back on the field until this May. Now Helu is battling fellow third-year man Evan Royster, 2010 backup Keiland Williams and rookies Chris Thompson and Jawan Jamison for probably two roster spot behind Morris.
"I think we saw what Roy did in the Seattle game when we played out there (in 2011)," Shanahan said. "When he hopped over the defender and went about 40-something yards for a touchdown ... it was the difference in us winning that football game. He has that type of ability. He's strong. He's fast. He's elusive, and he's healthy now so we get a chance to evaluate him. Hopefully he can keep on improving like he did in his rookie year."