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Topic - Roy Helu Jr.
Redskins Coach Jay Gruden has said Roy Helu and Chris Thompson will be candidates for the third down running back role. But Gruden also didn't rule out looking elsewhere, either.
After two years of relative stability, there will be some changes in the Redskins' offensive huddle for the 2014 season.
It look like Jay Gruden knows how to utilize a fast, explosive running back and that could benefit Roy Helu Jr.
Should the Redskins revise their offense and utilize more of a two-back attack? Tandler and Tarik ponder the question.
The Redskins are set at the top of their running back depth chart but the reserves could be the ones who play special teams the best.
Redskins coach Mike Shanahan talked about Alfred Morris and Helu providing "a pretty good one-two punch," but the team's rushing attack is back to being three-pronged. The renewed involvement of quarterback Robert Griffin III is the third prong and, Helu agreed, the facet that makes it all work.
Helu successfully returned to game action on Aug. 8, finishing with 57 yards on 13 carries against the Tennessee Titans. It was an important milestone for a Redskins offense that is counting on Helu to complement featured running back Alfred Morris.
It was the first week of Washington Redskins training camp when Alfred Morris entertained the question. Darrel Young was hurt, and the unassuming sixth-round pick out of Florida Atlantic was asked if he had been asked by the coaching staff to fill in at fullback.
Ryan Grant had already worked out for the Bears and was in Chicago on the way to take a physical when he had to make a choice. Along with that possibility, the Washington Redskins put in an offer.
Even after cutting Tim Hightower, the Washington Redskins believe in their depth at running back with Roy Helu Jr., Evan Royster and rookie Alfred Morris. All three are healthy and eager to contribute in Week 1 and beyond. So who will get the bulk of the carries Sunday at the New Orleans Saints?
"Well," he said, "I do have a lighter complexion."
"He's such a big threat when we do get the ball in the read-option game," Helu said.