OUTRoy Helu
RB OAK (10)
2 months ago

The Raiders released Helu (hip) on Tuesday, the team's official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

After placing Helu on injured reserve Friday, the Raiders were hopeful that an injury settlement could be reached between the two sides, but he'll instead continue his recovery away from team facilities. Once his hips check out in a medical sense, an organization may do its due diligence with the running back. However, there's no guarantee the 27-year-old has anything left in the tank after an injury-plagued career to date.

OUTRoy Helu
RB OAK (10)
2 months ago

Helu -- who is bouncing back from surgery on both of his hips -- may be headed toward an injury settlement with the Raiders, the Bay Area News Group reports

EDGE Analysis

For now, Helu is on IR, meaning that he won't be playing for the Raiders this season, but if he is released in an injury settlement, the running back could eventually look to catch on elsewhere once he returns to health.

OUTRoy Helu
RB OAK (10)
2 months ago

The Raiders are attempting to secure an injury settlement with Helu (hip), who won't be available until approximately midseason, Adam Caplan of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

With his recovery from offseason hip surgeries ongoing, Helu was released Friday in order to open up a spot on the 90-man roster. If another organization doesn't take a chance on the oft-injured running back, he still appears to be in the Raiders' plans. Nevertheless, Latavius Murray is poised to head the backfield, while DeAndre Washington was plucked in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL Draft to augment the RB depth in Oakland.

OUTRoy Helu
RB OAK (10)
2 months ago

Helu (hip) has been released by the Raiders, CSN California reports.

EDGE Analysis

Helu underwent surgery on both his hips this offseason, which followed an unproductive nine-game 2015 season with the Raiders. After missing Oakland's entire offseason program and landing on the PUP list ahead of training camp, Helu has now been cut loose by the club. While Helu looks for work elsewhere, the Raiders' top three running back positions look increasingly likely to be occupied by starter Latavius Murray, rookie DeAndre Washington and returner Taiwan Jones.

OUTRoy Helu
RB OAK (10)
2 months ago

Helu (hip) has been placed on the Raiders' physically unable to perform list for the start of training camp.

EDGE Analysis

Helu did not practice in any of the Raiders' offseason workouts while recovering from offseason hip procedures, and he'll continue to sit out of practice as training camp begins. It's unclear how long he'll remain out for, but the more time he misses the more likely it is that he gets cut, as Oakland has several quality running backs also on the roster, including Latavius Murray, DeAndre Washington, and Taiwan Jones.

OUTRoy Helu
RB OAK (10)
2 months ago

Helu (hip) may have to compete for a roster spot, according to ESPN's Paul Guiterrez.

EDGE Analysis

The Raiders already appear to have three roster locks at running back, with incumbent starter Latavius Murray joined by fifth-round rookie DeAndre Washington and kick returner Taiwan Jones. The team could opt to keep four RBs on the roster, but even so, Helu might have to fend off George Atkinson and rookie UDFA Jalen Richard. After playing just nine games in his first season with Oakland, the 27-year-old Helu missed the entire offseason program while recovering from hip surgery. Head coach Jack Del Rio does expect Helu to be available for training camp.

OUTRoy Helu
RB OAK (10)
3 months ago

Helu has yet to practice this offseason as he recovers from hip procedures, CSN Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

That said, the East Bay Times notes that coach Jack Del Rio expects Helu to be ready to go by training camp, at which time the change-of-pace back will have to contend with rookie DeAndre Washington and veteran Taiwan Jones to a lesser degree for complementary work behind the Raiders' top back, Latavius Murray.

OUTRoy Helu
RB OAK (10)
7 months ago

Helu recently underwent surgery for a hip impingement and is expected to have the same procedure on his other hip soon, ESPN's Adam Caplin reports.

EDGE Analysis

Helu struggled in his first season as a Raider, playing merely nine games and totaling just 39 rushing yards, 75 receiving yards and one touchdown on 26 offensive touches. In wake of those troubles, Helu's offseason hip procedures figure to help him regain some flexibility going forward, as he hopes to improve next season.

OUTRoy Helu
RB OAK (10)
9 months ago

Helu rushed for five yards on three carries in Sunday's loss to the Chiefs.

EDGE Analysis

Helu had a rough opening season in Oakland that was plagued with injuries and inconsistencies. The fifth-year running back only carried the ball 17 times on the year for 39 yards, adding nine catches for 75 yards and a touchdown. Helu will be back next season for year two of his contract, and he should solidify the back-up role behind Latavius Murray, assuming he can stay healthy.

OUTRoy Helu
RB OAK (10)
10 months ago

Helu will be active for Sunday's game against the Titans.

EDGE Analysis

With Taiwan Jones (knee) ruled out Sunday, Helu will be available for the Raiders after not dressing in the team's previous three games. Don't expect Helu to see many touches behind starting running back Latavius Murray or fullback Marcel Reece, who has been effective as both a ball carrier and pass catcher.