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August 9, 2020 05:08 PM
Derrius Guice: Goes unclaimed on waivers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Guice passed through waivers unclaimed Sunday, Albert Breer of reports.

The lack of interest from teams isn't a surprise considering what led to the Washington Football Team's recent decision to cut ties with the third-year running back. The legal process will play itself out before the NFL decides on potential punishment, so Guice getting a chance with another organization likely is in the distant future, if it happens at all.

August 7, 2020 07:12 PM
Derrius Guice: Dropped by Washington Football Team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Guice has been released by the Washington Football Team following an off-field incident.

In a statement Friday, the team announced the running back's release in the wake of an alleged potential domestic violence-related incident that led to multiple charges being filed against Guice.

July 28, 2020 10:24 AM
Football Team's Derrius Guice: Passes physical
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Guice (knee) relayed Monday via his personal Twitter account that he received full medical clearance for training camp.

After an MCL sprain sidelined him for Washington's final three games of 2019, Guice had previously declared himself fully healthy in late January, but his post Monday suggests he's now gotten in front of a doctor and passed a physical. Guice is expected to enter camp without any restrictions, but his history of knee issues through his first two NFL seasons make it unlikely that he'll be counted on to handle a heavy workload in 2020. When healthy, Guice profiles as the top option in the Washington backfield, though veterans Adrian Peterson and Peyton Barber are also candidates to have roles in the ground game, while rookie Antonio Gibson and free-agent pickup J.D. McKissic could be the club's primary options on passing downs.

January 31, 2020 06:48 PM
Redskins' Derrius Guice: Recovered from MCL sprain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Guice said Friday that he's healed from the MCL sprain that caused him to spend the final three games of the 2019 season on injured reserve, Kareem Copeland of the Washington Post reports.

Due to a trio of knee injuries -- two of which required surgeries --- Guice has only appeared in five contests since being selected by Washington in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft. All of his injuries resulted in trips to injured reserve, so it's certainly encouraging that he's managed kick off the offseason healthy. The 22-year-old will now shift his attention toward rehab in order to rebuild strength in his knee and the muscles surrounding it, with the goal of retaining his speed and ability to make quick cuts. Even full participation throughout OTAs and training camp would do little to alleviate concerns about the running back's durability, but Guice will be the favorite to lead Washington's backfield in 2020 if he can just stay healthy.

December 30, 2019 02:28 PM
Redskins' Derrius Guice: Rehabbing at team facility
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Guice (knee) said he is feeling better and plans to stay in Virginia for offseason rehab, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.

Guice will stay at the team facility to receive treatment for his MCL sprain while the Redskins continue their search for a new general manager and a new head coach. Given that he suffered his injury Dec. 8, the 22-year-old running back should be ready for the start of the offseason program in early April, though his mounting history of knee injuries remains a major concern. Guice is a clear favorite to handle the lead backfield role in Washington if he can just stay healthy, coming off a 2019 campaign with 42 carries for 245 yards (5.8 average) and two touchdowns, plus seven catches for 79 yards and another score on nine targets. Granted, he only played five games, and he produced more than half his rushing yards in a single contest -- a Week 13 matchup with Carolina's incompetent run defense. Fellow running backs Chris Thompson and Wendell Smallwood are scheduled to become unrestricted free agents this offseason, while Adrian Peterson and Bryce Love (knee) are under contract for 2020.

December 11, 2019 12:48 PM
Redskins' Derrius Guice: Won't play again this season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Guice (knee) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Washington won't press its luck with a player that has already suffered severe knee injuries in both of his first two pro campaigns. Guice thus won't suit up again in 2019 after spraining the MCL in his left knee this past Sunday at Green Bay. In five appearances this season, he averaged 5.8 YPC and scored two touchdowns on his 42 rushes while tallying seven catches (on nine targets) for 79 yards and another TD. Expect Adrian Peterson to lead Washington's backfield the rest of the way, with Chris Thompson, Wendell Smallwood and Josh Ferguson in reserve roles.

December 10, 2019 10:24 AM
Redskins' Derrius Guice: MCL sprain confirmed
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Guice underwent an MRI on Monday that revealed a sprained MCL but no damage to his ACL, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Rapoport adds that the organization will be cautious with Guice the rest of the season, and it's already been determined that he will not play in Week 15 against the Eagles. Guice suffered the injury in Sunday's loss to Green Bay and was unable to return. Adrian Peterson figures to be Washington's primary back Sunday and perhaps the rest of the season depending on Guice's recovery timeline.

December 9, 2019 03:08 PM
Redskins' Derrius Guice: Ruled out for Week 15
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Interim coach Bill Callahan said Monday that Guice (knee) has been ruled out for the Redskins' Week 15 matchup with the Eagles, John Keim of reports.

The results of the MRI that Guice underwent earlier Monday aren't yet available, but the Redskins apparently aren't willing to take any chances with the running back after he injured his left knee in Sunday's 20-15 loss to the Packers. That knee is the same one in which Guice tore his ACL in the 2018 preseason, wiping out his entire rookie campaign. Tom Pelissero of NFL Network relayed shortly after the contest that the Redskins believe Guice may have suffered an MCL sprain, and if the MRI confirms that diagnosis, the 22-year-old could end up missing the remainder of the season. Guice's absence for at least Week 15 clears the way for Adrian Peterson to operate as the Redskins' undisputed No. 1 option on the ground.

December 9, 2019 11:44 AM
Redskins' Derrius Guice: May have MCL sprain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Guice may have suffered a sprained MCL in his left knee during Sunday's 20-15 loss at Green Bay, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

For a player with two significant knee injuries on his medical chart in less than two seasons as a pro, Guice is in danger of missing game action yet again. An MRI will reveal the extent of the issue no later than Monday, per John Keim of In the wake of this development, the Redskins may turn to Adrian Peterson as their primary running back, with Chris Thompson and Wendell Smallwood in reserve roles.

December 8, 2019 06:36 PM
Redskins' Derrius Guice: MRI on tap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Guice (knee) will have an MRI on Monday, John Keim of reports.

Guice exited Sunday's loss to the Packers with a lower-body injury that was first described as being to his leg before more specifics were divulged. The second-year back has a rather infamous history of knee injuries, so all parties will be hoping Guice can avoid missing the balance of the season.

December 8, 2019 02:52 PM
Redskins' Derrius Guice: Ruled out of Sunday's contest
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Guice (knee) won't return to Sunday's game in Green Bay.

Guice suffered a knee injury at the end of a 23-yard run in the second quarter, thus ending his day with five carries for 42 yards. Due to his rich history of serious knee concerns, his status will be one to watch in the coming days. The Redskins are left with Adrian Peterson, Chris Thompson and Wendell Smallwood at running back.

December 8, 2019 07:12 PM
Redskins' Derrius Guice: Picks up knee injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Guice suffered a knee injury during Sunday's game at Green Bay.

Guice ripped off a 23-yard run in the middle of the second quarter, but upon getting tackled he remained on the turf before limping to the sideline. He's already sustained two serious knee injuries in his pro career, so the current issue is cause for concern. The Redskins will turn to Adrian Peterson, Chris Thompson and potentially Wendell Smallwood as long as Guice is sidelined.

December 1, 2019 06:28 PM
Redskins' Derrius Guice: Scores twice in career game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Guice carried 10 times for 129 yards and two touchdowns Sunday against the Panthers. He also caught two of three targets for an additional eight yards in the 29-21 win.

Although Guice came in with just 74 rushing yards in three prior outings this season, he exploded for 12.9 yards per carry while topping the 100-yard mark for the first time. He also scored his first two NFL rushing touchdowns on a pair of one-yard plunges to cap off his excellent performance. Guice should have every opportunity to flourish down the stretch and will look to do so in a favorable matchup next Sunday against the Packers.

November 25, 2019 08:00 PM
Redskins' Derrius Guice: Bottled up in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Guice ran for 32 yards on 10 carries and had a six-yard catch during Sunday's 19-16 win over Detroit.

Guice enjoyed an even split of work Sunday with veteran Adrian Peterson, both struggling to gain many yards on 11 total touches apiece. Washingon's rush offense has struggled over the past two weeks, and while Peterson can hang his hat on a handful of big performances from earlier the season, Guice is averaging just 2.7 yards per carry in three games this season. A favorable matchup comes Sunday against a Carolina defense that surrenders 4.9 yards per carry, but opponents figure to crowd the box until rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins poses a more consistent threat.

November 24, 2019 02:20 PM
Redskins' Derrius Guice: Vying for work in three-man backfield
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Guice will be forced to contend with Adrian Peterson and Wendell Smallwood for snaps and touches out of the backfield Sunday against the Lions with Chris Thompson (toe) inactive for the contest, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.

The Washington running-back room looked like it could become even more crowded in Week 12 with Chris Thompson carrying a questionable tag into the matchup, but he was ultimately ruled out for a fifth consecutive game. With the pass-catching specialist still out of the mix, the status quo will remain in place for the three available backs, though how the workload will be divvied up between the trio is difficult to predict. Smallwood led the group with a 44 percent offensive snap share in the Week 11 loss to the Jets, but he saw the fewest touches on the day (one). Meanwhile, Guice (28 percent snap share, eight touches) and Peterson (24 percent, 11 touches) received similar playing time and overall involvement on offense.

November 21, 2019 05:20 PM
Redskins' Derrius Guice: Backfield suddenly jumbled
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Guice may have to contend with Chris Thompson (toe) for reps Sunday against the Lions, Ben Standig of The Athletic reports.

Sidelined since picking up a turf toe injury Week 6, Thompson practiced in a limited capacity Wednesday and Thursday, opening the door for a return to action Week 12. Meanwhile, Adrian Peterson has been a DNP both days, but interim coach Bill Callahan maintains he'll return Friday and play Sunday, per Rhiannon Walker of The Athletic. If Peterson and Thompson are active, the development could hinder Guice's usage. With just Peterson to contend with this past Sunday versus the Jets, Guice earned 28 percent of the offensive snaps en route to seven carries for 24 yards and a 45-yard catch-and-run for a TD.

November 18, 2019 12:00 AM
Redskins' Derrius Guice: Scores in return from injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Guice ran for 24 yards on seven carries and scored a 45-yard touchdown on his only reception during Sunday's 34-17 loss to the Jets.

It's hard to believe that 2018 second-round pick Guice had not tallied an NFL touchdown prior to Week 11, but he got off the schneid in dramatic fashion Sunday, catching a screen pass from Dwayne Haskins, weaving down the right sideline and into the end zone to provide himself and Haskins with a mutual first career TD. Guice garnered just seven carries on the afternoon to Adrian Peterson's nine, but with Washington well outside of the playoff mix, there's motivation for the coaching staff to bestow Guice with a healthy workload moving forward. Week 12 presents an extremely favorable matchup for Guice and the Redskins' backfield as a whole, with Detroit's bottom-10 rush defense awaiting on the schedule.

November 13, 2019 04:28 PM
Redskins' Derrius Guice: In line for plenty of work
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Interim coach Bill Callahan is "confident" Guice (knee) will get many chances to contribute Sunday against the Jets, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.

First and foremost, Guice will work behind Adrian Peterson in his first game action since Week 1, per Rhiannon Walker of The Athletic. Callahan seemed to imply Guice will play the change-of-pace role in the Redskins offense that typically belongs to Chris Thompson, who is expected to remain out Sunday with a turf toe injury. In any case, Guice's touch count is to be determined after Peterson commanded 20 per game in the four contests before the Redskins' Week 10 bye.

November 6, 2019 06:24 PM
Redskins' Derrius Guice: Back on 53-man roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Redskins activated Guice (knee) from injured reserve Wednesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

The team is in the midst of its bye week, but Guice will be ready to roll when the Redskins next take the field Nov. 17 against the Jets. It's unclear if he'll immediately retake the reins from Adrian Peterson as the No. 1 running back, but there's little doubt he'll be in the mix with rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins expected to keep the starting job for that contest. The 2018 second-round pick will be looking to avoid the injury bug moving forward, as he's played in just one of a possible 25 games to date in his brief career.

October 28, 2019 06:12 PM
Redskins' Derrius Guice: Officially designated for return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Guice (knee) has been designated to return from injured reserve, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.

The Redskins opened a 21-day window in which to activate Guice to the 53-man roster by allowing him to practice Monday. "He's worked hard to get back, and his workload was a good amount today but not too much because we're still monitoring his conditioning level as he works back into football," interim head coach Bill Callahan said. Guice is in the latter stages of his recovery from surgery to trim a torn meniscus in his right knee, which so far has sidelined him for seven games. He'll miss another one this Sunday at Buffalo, but with a Week 10 bye to follow, the team anticipates him returning to action Nov. 17 against the Jets.

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