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Now Helu can focus on contributing to the offense. Coaches have him in a third-down role, which will showcase his pass blocking and ability to catch the ball. He’s also faster than Morris, so there’s big-play potential anytime he’s in on first and second downs.

Helu is determined to finish his runs stronger in Monday night’s game against Pittsburgh because he believes he was tackled too easily against Tennessee. The Redskins are glad he finally is free to think about those details.

“I was real excited about Roy,” offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said. “He’s looked healthy since he came back and he showed that to all you guys vs. Tennessee. Roy is a legit back. He can help us a lot.”