It appears the running back carousel is starting to slow down in Washington. Alfred Morris has run the football well over the first three weeks and just recently the team signed Ryan Grant because of injuries to Roy Helu and Evan Royster.
Today, we find out that Helu is done for the season with turf toe and his prolonged problems with his Achilles.
For my money, Helu was the biggest threat to Morris and he was certainly painted as the top runner to select on this team before training camp began and we started to learn more about his health.
What impressed me last week was the Redskins' willingness to stick with the running game after they fell behind to the Bengals early on. While the Redskins ended up losing to the Rams the week before, they had done a good job of getting off to a fast start through the first two weeks and it was easy to keep Morris active playing with a lead.
Heading down to Tampa Bay, Washington will be in a dogfight of a game—but we should expect at least 75 yards on the ground and another score from Morris, even if the team falls behind.
Willis McGahee At Practice On Wednesday
Just look to Antonio Gates as an example of why it’s important that we see a veteran in practice after a rib injury. McGahee suffered a rib injury against the Texans, and the fact that he was back in practice on Wednesday is a very good sign he will play this week.
The Raiders are likely to finish at the bottom of the division, but the Broncos have dropped two games in a row and every division game is important. The veteran proved to us last year he will play through injury, and if he continues to practice I like him as an RB2 this week.
|4||Darren McFadden||@ Broncos|
|6||Adrian Peterson||@ Lions|
|10||Darren Sproles||@ Packers|
|11||Alfred Morris||@ Bucs|
|12||Trent Richardson||@ Ravens|
|13||BenJarvus Green-Ellis||@ Jaguars|
|14||Ryan Mathews||@ Chiefs|
|15||Willis McGahee (I)||Raiders|
|16||Frank Gore||@ Jets|
|19||Stevan Ridley||@ Bills|
|21||Michael Bush||@ Cowboys|
|23||Andre Brown||@ Eagles|
|27||Ahmad Bradshaw (I)||@ Eagles|
|28||Steven Jackson (I)||Seahawks|
|29||Jonathan Stewart||@ Falcons|
|30||Chris Johnson||@ Texans|
|31||Daniel Thomas||@ Cardinals|
|32||DeAngelo Williams||@ Falcons|
|33||Fred Jackson (I)||Patriots|
|35||Danny Woodhead||@ Bills|
|36||Kendall Hunter||@ Jets|
|37||Mark Ingram||@ Packers|
|38||Shonn Greene (I)||49ers|
|39||Lamar Miller||@ Cardinals|