Derrius Guice
RB FA
Sun 8/9/20 5:07 PM

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

EDGE Analysis

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.

Derrius Guice
RB FA
Fri 8/7/20 7:09 PM9 Comments

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

EDGE Analysis

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.

Derrius Guice
RB FA
Mon 7/27/20 4:38 PM

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

EDGE Analysis

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.

Derrius Guice
RB FA
Fri 1/31/20 6:39 PM5 Comments

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.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Derrius Guice
RB FA
Mon 12/30/19 2:26 PM

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

EDGE Analysis

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.

Derrius Guice
RB FA
Tue 12/10/19 5:12 PM

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

EDGE Analysis

The team 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 the Redskins' backfield the rest of the way, with Chris Thompson, Wendell Smallwood and Josh Ferguson in reserve roles.

Derrius Guice
RB FA
Tue 12/10/19 10:21 AM

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

EDGE Analysis

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.

Derrius Guice
RB FA
Mon 12/9/19 3:07 PM3 Comments

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 ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Derrius Guice
RB FA
Sun 12/8/19 7:09 PM

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

EDGE Analysis

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 ESPN.com. 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.

Derrius Guice
RB FA
Sun 12/8/19 6:33 PM

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

EDGE Analysis

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.