Aug 24, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins running back Roy Helu (29) runs the ball during the first half against the Buffalo Bills at FedEX Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Redskins RB Roy Helu Jr. has secured roster spot

The Washington Redskins have one of the league’s best rushing attacks. Rookie Alfred Morris rushed for 1,613 yards last season and rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III added 815 yards on the ground.

The Redskins had big hopes for Roy Helu Jr. last season before he was injured and missed the majority of the season. The Redskins are keeping him around in hopes that he can bolster their already dominate running game.

“The only thing that’s been settled is Alf and Helu,” Shanahan said, via the Washington Post. “Everything else is up for grabs. We’ve got a good problem to have because I think there’s a bunch of guys there that can play in this league and that can help us. They’re gonna make us have to make a tough decision next week. And really, every play is gonna count for them.”

That leaves Keiland Williams, Evan Royster and rookie Chris Thompson competing for either one or two roster spots. Thompson has been used as a punt returner and could get a roster spot on special teams.

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