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Helu anxious to return to field but knows he needs patience

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Helu anxious to return to field but knows he needs patience

Redskins running back Roy Helu Jr., who missed practice on Monday due to tendinitis in his left Achilles, said Tuesday that the injury is not a major concern.Im not concerned about it, Helu said. Its just something I have to deal with.Helu wants to be patient with this latest setback. But the second-year player knows he cant afford to miss too much time given that hes locked in a four-way battle with Evan Royster, Tim Hightower and late-emerging rookie Alfred Morris.I wish circumstances were better, said Helu, who rushed four times for 17 years in Buffalo on Thursday. But I also know that this is just the hand I was dealt. I just have to do my best to get it fully healthy before getting out there, because I dont want to carrying things over into the next week.Helu missed two games last season with toe and knee injuries and was sidelined during OTAs with a pulled hamstring.The Achilles injury is kind of out of nowhere, he said. Ive had it in the past, so I started feeling it last year. But it was nothing to this extreme.On Monday, Mike Shanahan hinted that Helu needs to incorporate more stretching into his pre-practice routine. Helu agreed with his coachs assessment.Definitely, Helu said. When I pulled my hamstring this spring, I saw that was something I needed to do a lot more of. Its something I do after practice a whole lot, but prior to practice I havent done much.

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2018 NFL Power Rankings: Patriots prove they still got it, Rams remain top dog

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2018 NFL Power Rankings: Patriots prove they still got it, Rams remain top dog

In a thriller in Foxboro, the Patriots handed Kansas City its first loss of the season.

It wasn't pretty but the Rams slipped past the Broncos to remain the lone unbeaten in the NFL.

Remember when the Lions beat New England on Sunday Night Football and folks were ready to bury the Patriots? Yeah... how did that 'hot take' work out?

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Will the real Redskins please stand up? A win over the Panthers moved the Skins up three spots. Give the Redskins this, they are consistently unpredictable.

The Ravens are on the rise and Marcus Mariota is happy the Titans won't have to play Baltimore again.

So the Cowboys have an offense now? Or does Jacksonville not have an elite defense anymore?

And the Bears let Brock Osweiler throw for 380 yards. Yes. You read that correct. 380 yards. 

How far will the Bears drop because of that dreadful defensive performance? 

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The Kerrigans are having a baby and, WOW, this is all so very exciting

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The Kerrigans are having a baby and, WOW, this is all so very exciting

The Kerrigan family is about to make a big-time addition to its roster.

Ryan and his wife, Jessica, already have two very, VERY, very, very cute bulldogs in their household. 

But on Tuesday, the two announced in separate Instagram posts that Jessica is 18 weeks pregnant and that a third human Kerrigan will arrive in 2019.

"Can I eat dis sign aftur da picturr iz over?" George the bulldog said when reached for comment on the news.

"How did dey gett such a smawl jerzey for da baby alreddy?" Franklin the other bulldog added.

This is all very wonderful.

Come next March, the world is about to get a little precious-er.

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