Aug 25, 2012; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris (46) runs the ball during the first half against the Indianapolis Colts at FedEX Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-US PRESSWIRE

Colts Vs. Redskins: Washington Defeats Indianapolis 30-17

The preseason battle of rookie quarterbacks was won by Washington's Robert Griffin III, as his Redskins bested Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts 30-17 on Saturday night at FedEx Field.

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Redskins Vs. Colts: Four Takeaways From The Redskins' Preseason Dress Rehearsal Against Indy

With the Redskins' regular season opener now less than two weeks away, here are some of the key takeaways from Saturday's game.

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Redskins Injury Update: Roy Helu Returns To Practice Wednesday

As the Redskins prepare for their third preseason game Saturday afternoon against the Indianapolis Colts, they got a boost Wednesday with the return of running back Roy Helu to practice.

According to The Washington Post, Helu has missed about a week-and-a-half of practice time with two sore Achillies tendons. Shanahan did say that Helu was limited in Wednesday's workout, and it is unclear when he will return to full strength.

Helu's main competition for the starting running back spot, Tim Hightower, is still working his way back from offseason surgery to repair a torn ACL and also missed Tuesday's practice while attending his grandfather's funeral. Shanahan said that he wasn't sure if Helu and Hightower would be ready for Washington's season opener, which is scheduled to take place on Sunday, September 9 against the New Orleans Saints.

For more on the Redskins, check out Hogs Haven and stay tuned to SB Nation D.C.

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Colts Vs. Redskins: London Fletcher Likely To Play For Washington

London Fletcher will likely play in this Saturday's preseason game between the Washington Redskins and the Indianapolis Colts, head coach Mike Shanahan confirmed Monday. Fletcher was a full participant in practice Monday after missing Saturday's preseason game against the Chicago Bears with an unknown ailment.

Shanahan declined to say what was bothering Fletcher before the game, only that the 37-year-old "wasn't feeling very good." There is a chance that Fletcher would have played if it were a regular season again, and there appear to be no signs of any long-term complications.

Fletcher was spectacular in 2011, recording a league-leading 166 tackles. He has shown no signs of slowing down despite his relatively advanced age. He re-signed with Washington in April and figures to once again lead the Redskins' defense from his inside linebacker spot.

In other injury news, Shanahan said that running back Tim Hightower, who is coming off ACL surgery, practiced Monday, but Roy Helu did not. Shanahan also noted that Helu was experiencing soreness in both Achilles tendons. It is unclear if either man will play Saturday.

For more on Fletcher and the Redskins, check out Hogs Haven and stay tuned to SB Nation D.C.

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Colts Vs. Redskins: Brian Orakpo, Brandon Meriweather Will Be Held Out Of Final Two Preseason Games

Brian Orakpo (shoulder) and Brandon Meriweather (knee) will not participate in the rest of Redskins preseason, Mike Shanahan confirmed Monday. Both players are expected to be fine for the regular season opener.

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