Roy Helu to IR, Alfred Morris up for Rookie of the Week

Helmetless Alfred Morris against Cincinnati Bengals

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.

Rookie running back Alfred Morris is up for Week Three Pepsi MAX Rookie of the Week honors over at He needs your vote. Click here and do it.

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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Anthony Brown

About Anthony Brown

Lifelong Redskins fan and blogger about football and life since 2004. Joined MVN's Hog Heaven blog in 2005 and then moved Redskins Hog Heaven to Bolguin Network. Believes that the course of a season is pre-ordained by management decisions made during the offseason. Can occasionally be found on the This Given Sunday blog and he does guest posts.