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RB Helu Limited, Expects To Play

Redskins rookie running back Roy Helu was one of five players limited in Wednesday's practice, but he told that he expects to play after missing last week's game against Minnesota with knee and toe injuries.

"I feel a lot better," Helu told the team website. "I've had a lot of rest."

Another rookie, Evan Royster, rushed for a career-high 132 yards on 19 carries in Helu's absence.

Helu was injured in the Week 15 win over the New York Giants. Prior to the Giants game, Helu became the first Redskins rookie running back to rush for 100 yards-or-more in three straight games. He has 635 rushing yards and two touchdowns this season. Helu has added 47 catches, good for second on the team, for an additional 331 yards.

As a sign of possible confidence in Helu's availability, the Redskins released running Ryan Torain, who was the starter earlier this season, on Tuesday.

Also limited for the Redskins were offensive tackle Jammal Brown (hip), defensive end Adam Carriker (chest), linebacker London Fletcher (ankle) and wide receiver Donté Stallworth (ankle).

Three players - safety DeJon Gomes (knee), wide receiver Niles Paul (shoulder) and punter Sav Rocca (left ankle) - were full participants in Wednesday's practice.


No surprises for the Eagles as running back LeSean McCoy (ankle) and cornerback Asante Samuel (hamstring) missed Wednesday's 10-10-10 indoor practice. Head coach Andy Reid said that McCoy will play if he's good to go, but that remains to be seen. Reid wasn't as optimistic regarding Samuel saying that it would be a stretch for him to play.

Offensive tackle Todd Herremans (ankle), defensive tackle Trevor Laws (knee), linebacker Brian Rolle (ankle) and defensive end Darryl Tapp (ribs) were all full participants in practice.

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