Wednesday, 12 December, 2018

Redskins RB Derrius Guice out for season with torn ACL

Redskins make roster moves ahead of first preseason game Redskins make roster moves ahead of first preseason game
Cary Erickson | 11 August, 2018, 01:01

- Washington Redskins rookie running back Derrius Guice will be sidelined for the 2018 season after suffering an ACL injury during the team's first preseason game Thursday evening, the team announced.

We know Chris Thompson figures to be a big part of the backfield workforce, but he's also coming off a season-ending injury past year with a fractured right fibula Other candidates include Byron Marshall or Kapri Bibbs, who have some big-play ability. They're not expecting him to come here and have a 500-yard season.

Kelley has earned praise from Jay Gruden, and Perine is said to be looking better than he did last season, when he averaged 3.4 yards per carry and didn't factor much into the receiving game.

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The 41-year-old's current deal has two years worth $41 million left that runs through the 2019 campaign, which has left the door open to what the Patriots will do after this upcoming season as he will be in his final year.

It didn't take long for the injury bug to bite the 2018 National Football League season.

In addition to Thompson, Kelley and Perine will likely be tasked with filling Guice's shoes in the ground game, but unfortunately for Washington, the duo's ceiling doesn't likely come near that of Guice's. Basically they'll have a running downs back and a passing downs back. And losing a year of development with a running back pushes the Redskins' pursuit for a strong rushing attack another year down the road.