Roy Helu, RB Washington Redskins
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Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 9:03am
Chris Thompson's the one who has emerged to this point (long way to go folks) in a battle for the Redskins third down back job, because it’s clear he’s feeling more comfortable.
He's also faster, one year further removed from his torn ACL in college. He’s resembled the runner he was in college more than he ever did last summer. For the most part, Thompson has caught the ball well and did a solid job in the pass protection drills Monday, a day after he was disappointed in his showing. If Thompson proves he can stay durable in camp -- it’s a huge issue for him -- he’ll stay productive. He’s taken snaps with the first offense in nickel situations this week.
Just a few weeks ago, Roy Helu seemed to be a lock for this job. And to be fair, he probably still has the edge. This article pointed out that Helu has looked fine in camp and is also capable of playing other downs if something were to happen with starter Alfred Morris. The only other back on the Skins roster who could do that is Evan Royster, the story claims. But Royster may not make the team. Helu should have the edge in this battle, but some beat writers are making this seem like it's no sure thing...