Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said Wednesday that RB Roy Helu took part in a limited amount of activity after missing about a week-and-a-half of practice time with sore Achilles’ tendons.
Shanahan said he doesn’t know when Helu will be able to return to full strength.
Shanahan said running back Tim Hightower, who missed Tuesday’s practice to attend his grandfather’s funeral and is working his way back from knee surgery, was back in pads today. Shanahan said he’ll have a better idea of whether Hightower will be able to play Saturday following Thursday’s practice.
Shanahan doesn’t know whether either Hightower or Helu will be ready for the season opener.