Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan mentioned during an interview with ESPN Radio in Washington Friday that he sees RB Roy Helu as a 25 carry running back.
“I think he is right now,” Shanahan said. “I think he got stronger (in Week 12 against Seattle).”
Shanahan was initially reluctant to commit to Helu as a featured running back but the performance from Ryan Torrain has forced the issue and Helu was able to show some positive things last weekend. Obvious, he has a brighter future than any running back currently on the Redskins roster but the team will likely look to find a complimentary back during the offseason.