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Washington Redskins rookie running back Roy Helu had three straight 100-yard games before suffering knee and ankle injuries. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington Redskins rookie running back Roy Helu has run for 635 yards and two touchdowns on 147 carries this season. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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Washington Redskins running back Roy Helu is tackled by New York Giants defensive tackle Rocky Bernard, left, and defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, center, during the first quarter, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

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Washington Redskins' Roy Helu, left, is tackled by New York Giants' Jason Pierre-Paul during the second quarter. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

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Washington Redskins running back Roy Helu (29) runs with the ball during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the New York Giants, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

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Running back Roy Helu chases down the ball after fumbling a handoff from Rex Grossman in the third quarter of an NFL football game Sunday Dec. 11, 2011, at FedEx Field in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/ The Free Lance-Star, Dave Ellis)

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Washington Redskins running back Roy Helu (29) carries the ball during the first half against the New England Patriots on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011 in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Rich Lipski)

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The Redskins used fullback Darrel Young (36) as a blocker for Roy Helu (29) in Fred Davis' absence. The move paid off as Helu posted his third straight 100-yard game. Unofficially, Young was on the field for 42 of 69 plays. (Preston Keres/Special to The Washington Times)

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Washington Redskins running back Roy Helu (29) is brought down by New England Patriots defensive back Nate Jones (23) and cornerback Kyle Arrington (24) after gaining 12 yards in the third quarter. (Preston Keres/Special to The Washington Times)

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Washington Redskins running back Roy Helu (29) pushes off of New England Patriots cornerback Kyle Arrington (24) during an 8-yard run in the third quarter. Helu finished with 126 yards on the ground. giving him his third straight 100-plus-yard rushing performance. (Preston Keres/Special to The Washington Times)

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Washington Redskins running back Roy Helu (29) breaks free for a 26-yard run in the first quarter. (Pratik Shah/The Washington Times)

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Washington Redskins quarterback Rex Grossman (8) and Washington Redskins wide receiver Santana Moss (89) talk on the field during a challenge on a fumble by Washington Redskins running back Roy Helu (29) in the third quarter. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington Redskins running back Roy Helu (29) fumbles on a 4 yard gain in the third quarter. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington Redskins running back Roy Helu (29) runs the ball in for a touchdown during the first quarter of the game against the New York Jets. (Pratik Shah/The Washington Times)

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Washington Redskins running back Roy Helu (29) runs for a 15 yard gain to start the game. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Roy Helu and Rex Grossman have provided a spark to the Washington Redskins' offense. Helu had a breakout game last week against the Seattle Seahawks, rushing for 108 yards and a touchdown. Grossman has thrown for over 600 yards --- with four touchdowns and three interceptions --- over his last two games. (Associated Press)

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Washington Redskins rookie running back Roy Helu was given his first start in his 11th game, during which he ran for 108 yards and a touchdown. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Redskins running back Roy Helu stung Seattle's eighth-ranked run defense for 103 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries. (Associated Press)

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Redskins running back Roy Helu (29) took 23 handoffs from quarterback Rex Grossman on Sunday, rushing for 108 yards against a stingy Seattle defense. His previous career high for carries was 10. (Associated Press)

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Washington Redskins' Roy Helu leaps over Seattle Seahawks' Roy Lewis on his way to a touchdown in the second half. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)