Roy Helu Jr. to Raiders: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

March 11, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Free-agent running back Roy Helu Jr. has agreed to a contract with the Oakland Raiders.
ESPN's Adam Caplan had the news on Tuesday, and NFL Network's Ian Rapoport added the contract details:
Helu spent his first four NFL seasons in Washington, serving mostly as a third-down specialist and a pass-catcher out of the backfield. It stands to reason his role will be similar in Oakland.
Latavius Murray has elite athleticism and the tools to be a No. 1 NFL back, so Helu will likely be deployed as a pass protector and occasional ball-carrier to give Murray a rest.
Yahoo Sports' Brad Evans seemed to lament the fantasy implications of Helu's impending arrival:
Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle believes the Raiders got great value in their Helu acquisition:
This has to be good news for Oakland quarterback Derek Carr as he gears up for his second season under center. Carr didn't have a good offensive line at his disposal, and two veteran backs in Maurice Jones-...

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