It was previously reported by ESPN's Adam Caplan that Helu agreed to a two-year, $4 million deal. Helu was selected by the Redskins in the fourth round of the 2011 NFL draft. During his time in Washington, he ran for 1,132 yards and seven touchdowns and totaled 1,152 receiving yards and three receiving touchdowns.
Helu will likely be used as a third-down back behind Latavius Murray.
Helu, who was released by the Redskins last week, played his first four seasons with the club. He ran for 1,132 yards on 255 carries for seven touchdowns.
Helu spent his first four seasons with the
Helu has proven to be an asset in the passing game during his career, and he caught 42 passes for a career-high 477 receiving yards in 2014. He's also averaged 4.4 yards per carry on 255 attempts over four seasons.
According to NJ.com, the Giants will target
The Giants' goal is to find a change-of-pace back to compliment both Rashad Jennings and Andre Williams.
Helu only ran for 216 yards and one touchdown a season ago but caught 42 passes for 477 yards and two touchdowns. Smith never recorded more than six touches in a game this past season but still managed to total 366 combined rushing and receiving yards and five touchdowns.
Helu has averaged 4.4 yards per carry in four seasons with the Redskins while catching 129 passes and scoring 10 total touchdowns. He typically served as Washington's passing-down back.
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