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Roy Helu agrees to terms with Oakland Raiders

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The Oakland Raiders' offseason wish list was reportedly topped by superstars such as Ndamukong Suh, Darrelle Revis, Julius Thomas and Randall Cobb.

As Day 1 of free agency comes to a close, general manager Reggie McKenzie is taking home linebacker Malcolm Smith and a change-of-pace running back.

The Raiders have agreed to terms with former Washington Redskins running back Roy Helu on a two-year contract worth over $4 million, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports, via a source informed of the deal.

Helu was highly effective as a passing-down specialist last season, averaging an impressive 8.5 yards per touch. Our Game Rewind notes also suggest that he overtook Pierre Thomas as the NFL's premier screen-pass back.

If the Raiders swing-and-miss in their pursuit of DeMarco Murray, Helu will form a tandem attack with the bruising Latavius Murray.

If the Raiders do land the reigning Offensive Player of the Year, Helu will have a niche role on passing downs.

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