As free agency heads into the evening, the reports of signings continue to pour in. The latest is the signing of Roy Helu according to Adam Caplan.
#Raiders agreed to a contract with Roy Helu, source said.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) March 11, 2015
Caplan added Helu will sign a 2-year, $4 million deal which is decent deal for a 26 year old back with a career 255 carries for 1132 yards. His most productive season came as a rookie. The 4th round pick out of Nebraska had 151 carries for 640 yards that season appearing in 15 games with 5 starts.
This is a homecoming for the East Bay native (Danville). People like to label him a zone runner, but that's simply because he was drafted by Mike Shanahan. He actually improved his yards per carry from 4.3 in Shanahan's offense to 5.4 under new head coach, Jay Gruden.