Coach Jay Gruden said Guice (knee) won't suit up for Thursday's preseason game against the Bengals, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
As Gruden mentioned Tuesday, Guice and his surgically repaired left knee have yet to be cleared for full contact, so the team's decision to hold out the second-year back was expected. Elsewhere in the backfield, Peterson returned to practice Wednesday after dealing with a minor ankle injury, but it would be a surprise if Gruden exposes the veteran to game action Thursday. As a result, Samaje Perine should get another chance to dominate snaps early, with Byron Marshall, Shaun Wilson and Craig Reynolds on hand to work their way up the depth chart.
Guice (knee) has not yet been cleared for full contact, NBC Sports Washington reports. "The first thing and foremost is when the trainers and doctors say he can go full contact, he'll go," coach Jay Gruden noted of the running back, who tore his left ACL last August. "Once I get that OK, we will make that decision."
Once Guice, who has been practicing in training camp, is able to work fully, he and veteran back Adrian Peterson (ankle) figure to handle the bulk of Washington's early-down backfield work, with Chris Thompson on hand to serve yet in a change-of-pace/pass-catching role.
Guice won't suit up for Thursday's preseason contest at Cleveland, Les Carpenter of The Washington Post reports.
Guice is in the latter stages of his recovery from last August's ACL tear, but coach Jay Gruden won't take any chances with three exhibitions still on the Redskins' slate. With Adrian Peterson tending to an ankle injury, the backfield will be the domain of Chris Thompson, Samaje Perine, Byron Marshall, Shaun Wilson and Craig Reynolds.
Coach Jay Gruden said that he hasn't made a decision on whether Guice will play in Thursday's preseason game at Cleveland, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
Gruden may be scared off by the hamstring injury Guice suffered between the offseason program and the start of training camp. While Guice eventually received clearance to practice without limitations in the latter, it should be noted that players coming off serious lower-body injuries are more prone to endure other medical hardships. Gruden seems intent on pursuing a cautious approach with the second-year running back, adding that he may "limit him in game action for a couple weeks." Expect Guice to make a cameo at some point before the regular season, when he'll work in tandem with veteran Adrian Peterson on early downs while yielding pass-catching reps to Chris Thompson.
Guice (knee/hamstring) received clearance to practice without any limitations, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
Guice made good progress in his ACL recovery throughout winter and spring, only to pick up a minor hamstring injury at some point during the summer. Neither his knee nor his hamstring are apparently concerns entering training camp, but it bears mentioning that players are often more susceptible to other medical issues in the first year back from a severe injury. Running backs coach Randy Jordan already said he envisions a 50-50 or 60-40 carry split between Guice and Adrian Peterson, with Chris Thompson presumably getting most of the snaps in passing situations. Although he doesn't find himself in the most ideal backfield situation, the 2018 second-round pick at least will have a chance to emerge as the leader of a crowded position group.
Guice (knee) injured his hamstring and now appears questionable for training camp, Erin Hawksworth of 106.7 The Fan reports.
Any player in the first season back from a major knee/leg/foot injury faces heightened risk of other lower-body issues. Guice reportedly was on track for the start of training camp before this new development, though he was limited to individual drills and a rehab program throughout OTAs and minicamp. In addition to the health concerns, Guice faces tough competition for playing time in a backfield that also has Adrian Peterson and Chris Thompson on hand. Running backs coach Randy Jordan said in June that he envisions a 50-50 or 60-40 carry split between Guice and Peterson. A return to health for the preseason would give Guice a better shot to tilt the Week 1 workload split in his favor.
Guice (knee) is expected to be healthy for training camp, Kyle Melnick of redskins.com reports.
Guice was held out of practice throughout the offseason program, limited to individual drills and a rehab program. Workload is becoming just as much of a concern as health, with running backs coach Randy Jordan recently saying he envisions a 50-50 or 60-40 split between Guice and Adrian Peterson, per Julie Donaldson of NBC Sports Washington. The backfield committee also figures to include passing-down specialist Chris Thompson, who averaged 4.3 carries and 3.3 receptions in 49 games the past four seasons. Guice is talented enough to push his teammates aside, but it isn't an easy task by any means.
Guice (knee) did not participate in the first day of mandatory minicamp Tuesday, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.
Guice is still working his way back from the torn ACL he suffered back in August. He was limited to individual work during OTAs and is still yet to start participating in team drills again. At this point in the offseason, the Redskins will likely remain cautious with the young tailback, as the goal has always been for Guice to be full healthy come the start of training camp in July.
Guice (knee) is not going through 11-on-11 work during Monday's OTAs, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.
The second-year running back continues to work his way back from an ACL injury in August, and the Redskins are being cautious with him at this stage of the offseason. The plan has been for Guice to do individual drills during OTAs with the hope of him being fully ready for the start of training camp, so things appear to be progressing as expected.
Guice (knee) was on the field Tuesday for the start of Washington's offseason workout program.
It's merely strength and conditioning work without any pads, but his participation supports coach Jay Gruden's stated belief that the running back can be ready for individual drills at OTAs and full practice participation at the start of training camp. An infection in Guice's knee created major complications during the early stages of his rehab from mid-August surgery on a torn ACL, but he seems to have made up for lost time with an aggressive approach throughout the winter. The 2018 second-round pick hopes to earn the lead role in a crowded backfield, competing with 34-year-old Adrian Peterson and passing-down specialist Chris Thompson. Given the question marks at quarterback and wide receiver, Gruden likely intends for his running backs and defense to carry the team in 2019.
Coach Jay Gruden anticipates Guice (knee) doing individual drills at OTAs and then being a full participant for the start of training camp, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
Guice has been aggressive this offseason with his rehabilitation from a torn ACL, making up for lost time after a post-surgery infection required intravenous antibiotics and three additional procedures. He's posted videos of sprinting and agility workouts on Twitter, though he doesn't quite seem to be cutting at full speed. Washington surely still views the 2018 second-round pick as its lead back of the future, but things could get crowded this upcoming season with passing-down specialist Chris Thompson still under contract and 34-year-old Adrian Peterson recently re-signed. That said, Guice has the highest ceiling of the bunch given his combination of youth (turns 22 in June), size (225 pounds) and speed (4.49 40). Health and receiving skills are the big question marks.
Guice (knee) and Chris Thompson have expressed satisfaction with the Redskins' re-signing of fellow running back Adrian Peterson, Zach Brook of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Peterson initially signed in mid-August after Guice suffered a torn ACL in the preseason opener, ultimately finishing the season with 1,250 scrimmage yards and eight touchdowns as a 16-game starter. Meanwhile, the rookie second-round pick suffered a major setback early in his recovery, requiring three additional procedures and a seven-week course of antibiotics to treat a post-surgery infection. Guice has made up for lost time since the end of the season, with a report from mid-February suggesting he's regained his upper body strength and resumed straight-line sprinting. Assuming he's ready for training camp, Guice will compete with Peterson for carries while Thompson presumably handles most of the passing-down work. The crowded backfield is far from ideal for fantasy purposes, but each of the three players has enough talent to provide considerable value if he finds his way to a stable workload. Given his age, draft pedigree and potential versatility, Guice has the highest ceiling of the bunch.
Guice (knee) provided a detailed account of his rehab process Monday on the Redskins' official site, noting that he's regained his upper body strength and resumed sprinting but isn't yet ready for full-speed lateral movement.
While he isn't ready to discuss a timeline, Guice did provide some useful details on his recent progress, with an emphasis on rebuilding strength/flexibility in his lower body after a post-surgery infection required additional procedures and a lengthy period of rest. He spent most of his time in Louisiana and Florida during the early phase of recovery, eventually returning to the Redskins' team facility in Virginia toward the end of the regular season. The 21-year-old running back now seems to be making up for lost time, working aggressively with the team's training staff and rarely traveling back home. Guice will be 13 months removed from the initial injury when Washington takes the field for Week 1 in 2019.
Guice (knee) posted a video Wednesday on his personal Twitter account featuring himself sprinting on a practice field.
Guice also posted a workout video three weeks ago, providing evidence that his rehab process is on schedule or at least not too far behind. He developed an infection after mid-August surgery to repair an ACL tear, requiring a seven-week course of intravenous antibiotics. The infection may have initially pushed things back, but the 21-year-old has the benefit of both youth and freakish athleticism on his side. Guice's quick rehab progress and commitment to working at the team facility could leave the Redskins hesitant to make a significant financial commitment to Adrian Peterson, who is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in March. The 33-year-old might be too expensive as an insurance policy if the team is confident Guice will be ready for the lead role by Week 1.
Guice (knee) posted a video Tuesday on his personal Twitter account featuring himself completing a plyometric workout.
The last update on Guice's progress was far less optimistic, as reports suggested he developed an infection in his knee amid complications from mid-August surgery that required three additional follow-up procedures. However, the tide has changed, given this video evidence provided by Guice just five months after tearing his ACL. The LSU product's availability for training camp is still uncertain, but his odds of being ready to go for Week 1 of the upcoming season seem much more favorable than they did a month ago.
Guice (knee) developed an infection after his mid-August surgery to repair a torn ACL, leading to three additional procedures and a seven-week course of intravenous antibiotics, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.
The infection delayed Guice's rehab process and kept him away from the Redskins' facility all season, but the rookie is finally making progress and still hopes to be available for OTAs in late May and early June. Even if his optimistic outlook doesn't come to pass, the rookie running back has some margin for error given that he'll be 13 months removed from the initial injury by the time Week 1 of 2019 rolls around. Guice's progress is sure to be a major story during the offseason, as his Week 1 availability can no longer be taken for granted.
Guice will have surgery Friday to repair the torn ACL in his left knee, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Dr. James Andrews will perform the procedure eight days after Guice suffered the injury, giving the rookie second-round pick nearly 13 months to recover before Week 1 in 2019. The Redskins have already placed Guice on injured reserve, leaving Samaje Perine and Rob Kelley to compete for carries on early downs.
Guice (knee) was formally placed on injured reserve Saturday, ESPN's John Keim reports.
Guice won't be available to play this entire season while he recovers from a torn ACL he sustained in Thursday's preseason opener. Given the timing of when the injury took place, the rookie could be fully back in action by the time the Redskins' offseason training program begins next spring.
Guice, who exited Thursday's preseason opener with a knee injury, was diagnosed with a torn ACL on Friday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Initially thought to only be dealing with a sprained MCL after leaving Thursday's preseason opener under his own power, Guice is evidently dealing with something much more severe, and his rookie season is now over before it began. Washington will look to Rob Kelley and Samaje Perine to compete for the early-down carries to complement pass-catching specialist Chris Thompson.
Guice (knee) received an initial diagnosis of a sprained MCL, but he still needs an MRI for confirmation, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Guice is scheduled for an MRI on Friday after being removed from Thursday's preseason game against the Patriots late in the first quarter. He walked off the field without any help and stuck around on the sideline with his teammates, but he did appear to be favoring his left leg in the locker room after the game, per Rich Tandler of NBC Sports Washington. Guice had six carries for 19 yards in his NFL debut, with a 34-yard gain wiped out by a penalty on the same play he suffered the knee injury. He hurt the same knee last year at LSU, missing one game in late September and then struggling to regain his form over the following two weeks.