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If Derek Carr continues to improve, he could become elite

The Oakland Raiders wanted to see Derek Carr take a step forward this season. The second year quarterback played all 16 games his rookie season but the returns were average at best. Many, including the Raiders organization, believed that Carr just needed better pieces around him on offense. So, the Raiders went out and got him the help he needed this offseason. They upgraded the...
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Roy Helu Jr. is buried on the Raiders' first depth chart

Roy Helu Jr. could be the chance-of-pace backup the Raiders need -- just not this week.Helu Jr. won't back Latavius Murray up when the team takes on the Bengals this weekend, according to the team's first depth chart of the regular season. He's listed as the RB3.Even Taiwan Jones, a converted cornerback, is ahead of him in the pecking order. That's somewhat unexpected; quarterback...
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September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

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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August 27, 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

Camp Preview: Roy Helu is set to play a huge role in the Redskins offense

It seems as if the general consensus is that Alfred Morris somehow had a down year last season. That simply isn’t true. Morris was just as much a beast in 2013 as he was in 2012. I mean, the guy ran for 1,275 yards and seven touchdowns, on 4.6 yards per carry, last season. That’s very good. Really, the only reason he didn’t reach his rookie numbers is the lack of carries...
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July 17, 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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