September 9, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; Washington Redskins running back Roy Helu (29) against the New Orleans Saints during the second half of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Redskins defeated the Saints 40-32. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

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To make room for Grant, the Redskins placed running back Roy Helu Jr. on injured reserve.

Helu has been dealing with turf toe in his left foot since the season opener and also has two sore Achilles from training camp. He had only two carries for 2 yards and seven catches for 45 yards this season.

Helu said the injuries forced him to play in pain and kept him from practicing at full-speed. He wore a protective boot on his left foot in the locker room Wednesday.


Regular referees will be on the field for the Thursday night game between the Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns, Comcast SportsNet has confirmed.

The National Football League reached a new collective bargaining agreement with the NFL Referees Association late Wednesday night to end the referee lockout. For the first three weeks of the NFL regular season, replacement referees worked NFL games, resulting in repeated officiating controversy.


Shanahan, the son of Redskins coach Mike Shanahan, was called for unsportsmanlike conduct for berating officials in the final seconds of the Redskins’ 38-31 loss. He also confronted an official in a stadium tunnel after the game.

“Any time you do what he did you’re going to get fined, and that’s the nature of the game,” Mike Shanahan said. “If you don’t abide by the rules, you’re going to pay a penalty and usually after a guy pays 25 grand, they usually learn very quickly.”


The Redskins’ defensive backs, however, are more concerned with themselves and shoring up the areas of weakness that have plagued them thus far.
“It’s extremely frustrating, especially when you’ve prepared and you felt like you had a great plan going into the game, and you didn’t execute,” safety Madieu Williams said. “It’s unfortunate for us. It’s something we’ve got to continue to learn from. It sucks that the last couple of weeks we’ve got to come in here and watch the film and have to correct mistakes, things that are self-inflicted. In this case, there were a lot of things that we did that we could have easily prevented.”


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