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Derek Carr is excited about one new versatile Raiders running back

Roy Helu Jr. can be a jack-of-all trades running back in the right situation.Derek Carr thinks that situation is right next to him on passing downs. And now that Helu Jr. is healthy, the Raiders quarterback can't wait to find out if he's right."He's very smart, so he's going to be great in protection," Carr told ESPN's Bill Williamson. "He's not a guy, 'Hey, do you see it coming...
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Thursday web roundup: Oakland Raiders

Raiders Running Back Roy Helu, Jr. Eager To Get Back In The Mix After not practicing for nearly all of Training Camp 2015 and missing the Oakland Raiders' first two games of the preseason, Helu was back on the field with his ... 2015 Oakland Raiders Team Preview The Oakland Raiders have a full season's amount of wins—in the past three seasons, a meager 11 over that span....
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Five most underrated offseason moves made by the Oakland Raiders

The Oakland Raiders did a good job of spreading around the love this offseason. Rather than signing a few big name free agents in addition to the NFL Draft, general manager Reggie McKenzie and crew added to the team in as many ways as possible. From coaches to starters to depth players to special teams, the Raiders were upgraded in a number of different ways. Only time will tell...
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June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Roy Helu Jr. on Raiders signing: 'Feels nice to be wanted'

Roy Helu Jr. sounds thrilled to get a fresh start with a new team in Oakland. The shifty running back and dangerous receiver said he was looking for a new beginning -- and loved what the Raiders were offering.“I could have gone to any team and (the Raiders) showed enough interest where I felt really comfortable to play here,” Helu Jr. told the team's official website. “It...
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May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

How Roy Helu Changes the Raiders in 2015

Honestly, there is a part of me, which wishes that Oakland would’ve drafted a running back. Florida’s Matt Scott comes to mind. Yet, we can’t go back and rewrite recent history. It’s unfair to second guess any more to bolster a weaker RB group. For all of Trent Richardson’s hype and mind numbing hyperbole, there’s not that sense of a playmaking. Are there big plays? If...
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May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Redskins Free Agent News and Visits, Cox to visit, Helu to Raiders

UPDATE:  CB Perrish Cox has confirmed that he will be visiting the Redskins tomorrow. CB Perrish Cox just confirmed to me he is visiting with the #Redskins. He just text, “I’m headed there tonight.” — Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 11, 2015 Cox would be a nice addition for the Redskins.  The Redskins are in desperate need of a secondary overhaul.  Cox played...
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March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots Show Interest In Free-Agent Running Back Roy Helu

The New England Patriots could be ready to move on from Shane Vereen. The Patriots have shown interest in Roy Helu, another pass-catching free-agent running back, during the legal tampering period, a source told the Providence Journal’s Mark Daniels. Helu caught 42 passes for 477 yards with two touchdowns last season with the Washington Redskins. He added 40 carries for 216 yards...
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Fantasy football sleepers: The case for Roy Helu

With the fantasy football playoffs beginning this Sunday, it is now more important than ever to ensure that every single roster spot is valuable and every waiver claim has a set purpose of improving your team. This is of the upmost importance because most leagues are formatted with sudden death playoffs. While the previous 13 weeks have been apart of the fantasy journey to the...
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins surprise cuts #1: You say Helu, I say Goodbye

This story contributed by Scott Hirsch. Every analyst I have read about the running back position says the main decision is basically Roy Helu Jr. vs. Chris Thompson.  The thinking is that since Thompson isn’t durable, Helu wins. I believe Gruden is thinking about it in terms of Roy Helu Jr. vs. Darrell Young.  Darrell Young wins because he is a much better blocker (he can take...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

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