Jun 17, 2014; Ashburn, VA, USA; Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris (46) carries the ball through tackling pads during minicamp at Redskins Park. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

2014 Redskins roster projection - Running backs

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2014 Redskins roster projection – Running backs – Which Redskins running backs will make the team this year?

Starters: 

  • Alfred Morris - Age: 25,  5-10, 224 – Morris had his second consecutive 1,000 yard season for the Redskins in 2013, and odds are he will have his third this season.  Morris is one of the most durable running backs in the NFL, and he is a load to bring down.  Morris will look to have a bigger role as a receiver in Jay Gruden’s offense this season.

 

  • Darrel Young - Age: 25,  5-11, 251 – Young is one of the most versatile fullbacks in the league.  His presence as a run blocker is very important to the Redskins running game, and he is also very good in short yardage and a good receiver out of the backfield as well.

 

Backup: 

  • Roy Helu Jr.Age: 25,  5-11, 215 – Helu had a good season last year as the backup to Alfred Morris last season, and he was the primary running back on third downs.  Helu is a good receiver out of the backfield and has the ability to start if necessary.

Reserves:

  • Chris Thompson - 5-8, 193 -  Thompson actually made the team last season, but struggled with injuries.  he’s healthy now and his speed out of the backfield seems to be something that head coach Jay Gruden would to try to exploit on passing downs.  Thompson is also a second option another option as a kick and punt returner.

 

Practice Squad candidates:

  • Lache Seastrunk – 5-9, 200 – Redskins sixth round pick in the 2014 Draft.
  • Silas Redd - 5-10, 200 – An undrafted free agent.

 

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