Free Agent Running Back Options
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Roy Helu: Having spent his career in D.C. and having made one postseason run in that time, Roy Helu could be looking to upgrade to a better team and a less volatile and more consistent environment. He is one of the more serviceable third down backs in the league.
Helu isn’t a burner or a Mike Tolbert bruiser, but he gets the job done and stays on the field. I have a feeling he could be a coveted guy, so for the right price the Ravens could look to add another solid guy to the roster.
Chris Johnson: As polarizing a guy as there is in the league, Chris Johnson will look to get on a roster and get to work as soon as possible following being cut by the Jets. Johnson had flashes last year of being an asset on a championship contender, as he still brings speed and big play ability to the table. He is one of the better screen backs in the game, and with 10-15 carries a game, he can be an integral part of a great committee.
His contract is questionable, I think someone will lowball him with a veteran minimum, but the deal that’ll get him is in the $1-3 mil range. There has been rumored interest on the part of the Ravens so don’t be surprised to see him have a good year in Baltimore next year.