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Evan Royster

Washington Redskins
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Redskins | Robert Griffin to work out with some teammates

Mon, 17 Mar 2014 11:33:57 -0700

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III is scheduled to work out for some of team's skill position players next week in Arizona. Among the players that will take part in the workouts include RBs Alfred Morris, Evan Royster and Chris Thompson, WRs Pierre Garcon, Aldrick Robinson, Santana Moss, Andre Roberts and David Gettis and TE Jordan Reed.

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Redskins | Evan Royster on the bubble

Wed, 05 Feb 2014 21:10:45 -0800

Washington Redskins beat writer John Keim believes RB Evan Royster might be on the roster bubble if he cannot stay healthy. He played special teams, but it is not considered a strength. If the team elects to upgrade for special teams purposes, Royster might not make the club in 2014.

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Redskins | Evan Royster could be on bubble

Wed, 05 Feb 2014 13:17:41 -0800

Washington Redskins RB Evan Royster could be on the roster bubble next season unless he improves his special teams play. Royster likely would be the No. 3 running back and need to play on special teams if active.

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Redskins | Evan Royster to be placed on IR

Mon, 09 Dec 2013 12:32:10 -0800

The Washington Redskins will place RB Evan Royster (ankle) on Injured Reserve because of a high ankle sprain.

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Redskins | Evan Royster out

Sun, 08 Dec 2013 11:12:40 -0800

Washington Redskins RB Evan Royster (ankle) left the Week 14 game with a high ankle sprain and will not return.

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Redskins | Friday injury report for Week 11

Fri, 15 Nov 2013 16:01:12 -0800

Washington Redskins DE Stephen Bowen (knee), CB DeAngelo Hall (foot) and SS Jose Gumbs (ankle) are listed as questionable for Week 11. RB Evan Royster (back) and TE Logan Paulsen (knee) are listed as probable. Bowen and Gumbs did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 15. Hall was limited during practice. Royster and Paulsen fully participated in practice.

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Redskins | Thursday practice report for Week 11

Thu, 14 Nov 2013 16:43:11 -0800

Washington Redskins DE Stephen Bowen (knee) and CB DeAngelo Hall (foot) were limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 14. RB Evan Royster (back), TE Logan Paulsen (knee) and SS Jose Gumbs (ankle) fully participated in practice.

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Redskins | Wednesday injury report for Week 11

Wed, 13 Nov 2013 15:13:47 -0800

Washington Redskins S Jose Gumbs (ankle), WR Leonard Hankerson (hamstring), TE Logan Paulsen (knee) and RB Evan Royster (back) all fully practiced Wednesday, Nov. 13.

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Redskins | Week 3 Inactives

Sun, 22 Sep 2013 08:41:58 -0700

The Washington Redskins have declared DL Chris Baker, RB Evan Royster, TE Fred Davis, SS Jose Gumbs, OG Josh LeRibeus, PK Kai Forbath, QB Rex Grossman inactive for Week 3.

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Redskins | Week 2 Inactives

Sun, 15 Sep 2013 08:39:26 -0700

The Washington Redskins have declared DL Chris Neild, RB Evan Royster, FS Jordan Pugh, SS Jose Gumbs, OG Josh LeRibeus, PK Kai Forbath, QB Rex Grossman inactive for Week 2.

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Redskins | Week 1 Inactives

Mon, 09 Sep 2013 14:44:21 -0700

The Washington Redskins have declared FS Brandon Meriweather, DL Chris Neild, RB Evan Royster, SS Jose Gumbs, OG Josh LeRibeus, QB Pat White, QB Rex Grossman inactive for Week 1.

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Redskins | Three RBs competing for two spots

Wed, 28 Aug 2013 09:47:17 -0700

Washington Redskins RBs Evan Royster, Chris Thompson and Keiland Williams appears to be battling for one or two roster spots, depending on how many running backs the team keeps. Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said the roster spots for reserve running backs remain "up for grabs" heading into the preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 29. Thompson helps his cause, as he might be used in the punt return game.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Washington Post - Mark Maske

Redskins | Four players in mix for kickoffs

Wed, 07 Aug 2013 09:51:31 -0700

Washington Redskins WR Skye Dawson, TE Niles Paul, RB Evan Royster and WR Nick X. Williams were working on kickoff returns Tuesday, Aug. 6, in practice.

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Redskins | RB notes

Fri, 12 Jul 2013 09:47:52 -0700

The Washington Redskins are sorting out their RB depth chart. Roy Helu seems like the best fit for changeup work, and he has improved in his pass protection. Evan Royster will have to be beaten out for his roster spot. Rookie Chris Thompson (knee) would be a solid fit for triple-option reads and third-down plays, as well, but he needs to heal following a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Plus, he needs to gain experience in picking up blitzes. Jawan Jamison, another first-year player, looks to be more in the mold of Royster.

Fantasy Tip: Royster seems like he'd be the best fill-in for Alfred Morris as the main back, but Helu will be the likeliest to have an every-week role if everyone is healthy. But with Mike Shanahan running things, you can't cement a hierarchy.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Washington Post - John Keim

Redskins | Have crowded backfield

Sun, 19 May 2013 18:32:41 -0700

The Washington Redskins have seven running backs on the roster right now, with only RB Alfred Morris guaranteed of a job in Washington this season. Based on the current roster, it appears RB Evan Royster will be battling Jawan Jamison, and RB Roy Helu Jr. will be battling Chris Thompson for the two running back spots behind Morris.

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Redskins | Four RBs likely to compete for roster spots

Sun, 19 May 2013 12:18:49 -0700

Washington Redskins RBs Roy Helu, Evan Royster, Chris Thompson and Jawan Jamison are expected to compete for two roster spots during offseason workouts and training camp. Helu and Thompson are expected to compete for one spot while Royster and Jamison are expected to compete for the other roster spot.

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Redskins | Roy Helu could become No. 2 RB

Sat, 13 Apr 2013 10:48:32 -0700

Washington Redskins RB Roy Helu could beat RB Evan Royster for the No. 2 running back job next season because of his speed and pass-catching ability.

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Redskins | Alfred Morris can't find end zone

Sun, 04 Nov 2012 18:01:03 -0800

Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris carried 13 times for a game-high 76 yards in Week 9 against the Carolina Panthers. Fellow RB Evan Royster had four carries for just six yards, but he was able to score a rushing touchdown.

Fantasy Tip: The rookie out of Florida Atlantic University has now failed to score a touchdown in three straight games for the first time in his career. Despite the lack of scoring, he remains the top back in Washington and should be treated as a solid RB2 or 'flex' play heading into Week 10.

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Redskins | Keiland Williams signs

Tue, 23 Oct 2012 10:52:26 -0700

The Washington Redskins signed free-agent RB Keiland Williams (Lions) Tuesday, Oct. 23, and released RB Ryan Grant in a corresponding move. Grant had only one carry for five yards. Williams could challenge RB Evan Royster as the team's third-down back.

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Redskins | Three probable for Week 6

Fri, 12 Oct 2012 15:16:35 -0700

Washington Redskins RB Evan Royster (knee), DT Barry Cofield (shoulder) and CB DeAngelo Hall (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 12, and are listed as probable for Week 6.

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Redskins | Evan Royster practices in full

Thu, 11 Oct 2012 15:12:45 -0700

Washington Redskins RB Evan Royster (knee) practiced in full Thursday, Oct. 11.

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Redskins | Evan Royster practices in full

Wed, 10 Oct 2012 15:26:31 -0700

Washington Redskins RB Evan Royster (knee) practiced in full Wednesday, Oct. 10.

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Redskins | Evan Royster listed as questionable

Fri, 05 Oct 2012 14:46:03 -0700

Washington Redskins RB Evan Royster (knee) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 5, and is listed as questionable for Week 5.

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Redskins | Two limited

Thu, 04 Oct 2012 14:56:09 -0700

Washington Redskins WR Brandon Banks (hip) and RB Evan Royster (knee) were limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 4.

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Redskins | Three limited

Wed, 03 Oct 2012 15:22:11 -0700

Washington Redskins WR Brandon Banks (hip), WR Aldrick Robinson (head) and RB Evan Royster (knee) were limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 3.

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Redskins | Three probable for Week 4

Fri, 28 Sep 2012 16:11:37 -0700

Washington Redskins RB Evan Royster (knee), WR Leonard Hankerson (back) and FS Brandon Meriweather (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 28, and are listed as probable for Week 4.

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Redskins | Three limited in practice

Thu, 27 Sep 2012 14:37:33 -0700

Washington Redskins S Brandon Meriweather (knee), RB Evan Royster (knee) and WR Brandon Banks (hip) all were limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 27.

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Redskins | Two limited in practice

Wed, 26 Sep 2012 14:53:33 -0700

Washington Redskins S Brandon Meriweather (knee) and RB Evan Royster (knee) both were limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 26.

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Redskins | Ryan Grant adds depth

Tue, 25 Sep 2012 16:41:11 -0700

Washington Redskins RB Ryan Grant will add depth to the running back corps with RBs Evan Royster (knee, toe) and Roy Helu Jr. (toe) dealing with injuries. Royster is day-to-day with a strained patella tendon in his right knee, and he also aggravated a pre-existing turf toe injury. Helu is dealing with turf toe and had been limited with an injured Achilles' tendon in the preseason. Royster was limping around Monday, Sept. 24. Helu was wearing a walking boot following the team's Week 3 game, but he's listed as day-to-day, too.

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Redskins | Evan Royster day-to-day

Mon, 24 Sep 2012 13:09:16 -0700

Washington Redskins RB Evan Royster (knee) is considered day-to-day because of a strained patella tendon.

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Redskins | Alfred Morris posts 89 rushing yards

Sun, 16 Sep 2012 23:47:37 -0700

Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris had 16 carries for a game-high 89 yards in Week 2 against the St. Louis Rams. RB Evan Royster had just one carry for four yards, and two catches for seven yards, while RB Roy Helu Jr. did not even have one carry, and he had one catch for no gain.

Fantasy Tip: Morris appears to have a strangehold on the top tailback job, but that can change at the drop of the hat with head coach Mike Shanahan. Still, fantasy owners can feel confident using Morris as an RB2 or 'flex' play heading into Week 3 against the Cincinnati Bengals in a very favorable matchup.

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Redskins | Alfred Morris is the starting running back

Mon, 10 Sep 2012 12:18:03 -0700

Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan confirmed that RB Alfred Morris is the starting running back. Shanahan also said that he still believes in RBs Roy Helu and Evan Royster.

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Redskins | Roy Helu, Evan Royster have limited production

Sun, 09 Sep 2012 16:32:31 -0700

Washington Redskins RB Roy Helu Jr. carried just two times for two yards in Week 1 against the New Orleans Saints, and he added three receptions for 25 yards. RB Evan Royster carried just two times for 10 yards.

Fantasy Tip: Helu and Royster were definitely overshadowed by RB Alfred Morris, who rumbled for 96 yards and two touchdowns. If you're an unfortunate fantasy owner who has Helu or Royster on a roster, don't panic just yet. Head coach Mike Shanahan is very fickle with his RBs. However, the explosion by Morris likely gives him the majority of the carries in Week 2 against the St. Louis Rams, so Helu and Royster should be benched until further notice.

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Redskins | Alfred Morris expected to start

Sun, 09 Sep 2012 07:53:52 -0700

Washington Redskins rookie RB Alfred Morris is expected to start during Week 1 against the New Orleans Saints. Morris was the team's most impressive back during the preseason.

Fantasy Tip: Don't get too excited. Coach Mike Shanahan is no stranger to using a committee approach during the game. Even if Morris starts, that doesn't guarantee he will be given the majority of the touches. He, Roy Helu and Evan Royster are all RB3 material with plenty of risk.

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Redskins | Evan Royster still uncertain if he'll start

Mon, 03 Sep 2012 18:13:08 -0700

Updating a previous report, despite being listed as the top tailback on the Week 1 depth chart released Monday, Sept. 3, RB Evan Royster is still unsure if he will be the starter against the New Orleans Saints. "I think they're going to keep us pretty much in the dark until probably the day before the game," Royster said.

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Redskins | Evan Royster listed as starter

Mon, 03 Sep 2012 14:13:38 -0700

Washington Redskins RB Evan Royster is listed as the starting running back on the team's Week 1 depth chart.

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Redskins | Mike Shanahan keeping RB starter secret

Sat, 01 Sep 2012 18:10:22 -0700

Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan indicated Saturday, Sept. 1, that he has settled on a starting running back for Week 1, but he is keeping it a secret. He said RBs Roy Helu Jr. and Evan Royster have made "tremendous progession" in pass protection, so the starter is believed to be one of the two.

Fantasy Tip: Helu, Royster and undrafted rookie RB Alfred Morris are each expected to see touches in the opener against the New Orleans Saints. This type of secretive behavior by Shanahan gives fantasy owners fits. Look for Shanny to play the hot hand throughout the season, so be prepared to shuffle your lineup accordingly.

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Redskins | Evan Royster finds end zone

Wed, 29 Aug 2012 23:08:19 -0700

Washington Redskins RB Evan Royster carried 10 times for 44 yards and a touchdown in the preseason finale Wednesday, Aug. 29, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He also added a pair of receptions for 15 yards.

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Redskins | Coach has not decided on starting RB

Mon, 27 Aug 2012 12:22:13 -0700

Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said RBs Evan Royster, Roy Helu, Tim Hightower and Alfred Morris still have a chance to win the starting running back job.

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Redskins | Evan Royster expected to play in last preseason game

Mon, 27 Aug 2012 12:18:32 -0700

Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said RB Evan Royster (knee) will be able to play in the final preseason game if he does not have any setbacks.

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Redskins | Two RBs to sit out preseason game

Thu, 23 Aug 2012 10:37:35 -0700

Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said RBs Roy Helu (Achilles') and Evan Royster (knee) will not play in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 25, because of injuries.

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Redskins | Three set to play RB in preseason game

Thu, 16 Aug 2012 12:49:04 -0700

Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan announced that RBs Alfred Morris, Tristan Davis and Evan Royster will all get playing time in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 18, against the Chicago Bears.

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Redskins | Evan Royster legitimately leading charge?

Tue, 07 Aug 2012 17:38:18 -0700

Washington Redskins RB Evan Royster looked like the best back in the team's training camp last week, according to ESPN.com's Dan Graziano. People from the organization have given Graziano the impression that they believe Royster has a higher ceiling than RB Roy Helu, if each is healthy. They also think highly of rookie RB Alfred Morris, who isn't out of the mix, in part because health is their chief concern regarding both Royster and Helu.

If Tim Hightower (knee) is healthy, he remains the starting running back.

Head coach Mike Shanahan likes to give his backs something close to a full workload in the preseason in order to evaluate them, which probably means that Royster will play the majority of the Redskins' preseason game on Thursday, Aug. 9. It might be difficult to assess Royster in the upcoming contest because FB Darrel Young (hamstring), OT Jammal Brown (hips) and OG Kory Lichtensteiger (knee) are out, and OG Chris Chester (ankle) may not play.

Fantasy Tip: In other words, don't read too much into who's starting in the first preseason contest. Fantasy players should file the reported opinions of Washington personnel in their memory banks, however.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Dan Graziano

Redskins | Evan Royster to start Thursday night

Tue, 07 Aug 2012 14:19:43 -0700

Washington Redskins RB Evan Royster will start in Thursday night's preseason game against the Buffalo Bills, according to head coach Mike Shanahan.

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Redskins | Evan Royster wants to be No. 1 running back

Tue, 31 Jul 2012 14:01:56 -0700

Washington Redskins RB Evan Royster is trying to take over the team's No. 1 running back duties. To win the starting job, he has to outperform RBs Roy Helu and Tim Hightower. "We're all trying to do that. So it's going to be tough," Royster said. "You can't tackle him," head coach Mike Shanahan said about Royster. "He makes people miss. He knows how to cut and he knows when to cut." Royster said he feels comfortable in the offense. He did note that the one thing he wants to improve on is his conditioning, as he felt he wasn't as prepared physically as he needed to be last season.

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Redskins | Evan Royster expected to be situational player

Mon, 25 Jun 2012 12:52:30 -0700

Washington Redskins RB Evan Royster is expected to be a situational player this season because he lacks the speed to be an every down back.

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Redskins | Two RBs sat out OTAs

Fri, 08 Jun 2012 10:13:36 -0700

Washington Redskins RBs Roy Helu (hamstring) and Evan Royster (groin) did not participate in organized team activities Thursday, June 7, because of injuries.

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Redskins | Evan Royster effective Week 17

Sun, 01 Jan 2012 15:49:56 -0800

Washington Redskins RB Evan Royster rushed for 113 yards on 20 carries against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 17.

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Redskins | Uncertain why Ryan Torain has struggled this year

Mon, 26 Dec 2011 23:05:12 -0800

Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said Monday, Dec. 26, that he doesn't know why RB Ryan Torain has struggled so much this season, but he added RBs Roy Helu Jr. and Evan Royster have taken advantage of their opportunities more than Torain has.

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Redskins | HC praises Evan Royster

Mon, 26 Dec 2011 23:04:43 -0800

Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan praised RB Evan Royster, and he lauded the team's depth at the running back position.

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