The Washington Redskins placed second year running back Roy Helu on Injured Reserve the result of nagging Achilles injuries and recent turf toe problems. Zac Boyer of The Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star broke the story.
The move creates roster room for RB Ryan Grant. The Redskins had interest in Grant before training camp, but the moment passed. Grant was working out for the Chicago Bears when he got the call from Washington.
Rams WR Danny Amendola is not up for weekly honors after a mere five catches for 66 yards against the Bears. Amendola, you recall, had 15 catches for 160 yards and a score the week before against the Redskins.
We touched on issues with the secondary in an earlier post today. Washington managed to, um, restrict Amendola to 10.7 yards per catch. No other team has done that this season.
It sure seems like the Rams are doing something different with Amendola that the Redskins failed to pick up. That’s an emerging theme in the third year of Washington’s conversion to the 3-4 defense. Performance should be at a high level in the third year of any rebuild. The season is still young. We are not joining the chorus calling for Jim Haslett’s head … yet.
The Redskins signed CB David Jones and waived/injured CB Crezdon Butler.
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