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Derrius Guice | Free Agent RB

Date of Birth:  06/21/1997
Age:  25
Height  5'11"
Weight:   224
College:  LSU
Drafted:  2018 | Round 2 | Pick 59
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Derrius Guice | Free Agent RB


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Derrius Guice | Free Agent RB

The NFL has suspended Derrius Guice for six games.

Guice was released by Washington in August of 2020 following domestic violence charges, which were dropped this past June. Of course, the NFL decides punishments based on their own findings, and Guice is still getting a six-game suspension. Clarity on the situation could lead to a team taking a flier on the former LSU standout, but it’s also possible he never gets another shot.

Derrius Guice | Free Agent RB

The Washington Football Team has released running back Derrius Guice.

That was quick not even an hour after the charges came to light in the media, but this was the expectation after Guice was arrested on domestic violence charges and turned himself in. One of the charges is for strangulation, which is a felony, so obviously this is a terrible situation and disgraceful action by Guice. Especially with a new head coach in an organization that’s had some issues, Washington is simply not going to tolerate this type of unacceptable behavior moving forward. Guice might get a second chance at some point (and the fact that he’s a talented player might help, frankly), but he’s looking at an uphill climb to play in 2020 as he attempts to find a new team while facing certain discipline from the NFL. From a football perspective, Washington is fortunate to have a very deep running back group; Adrian Peterson will likely again lead the backfield this season, but they have talented options behind him including Bryce Love and rookie Antonio Gibson.

Derrius Guice | Free Agent RB

Derrius Guice arrested on domestic violence charges.

Guice has already turned himself in, so this is a step in the right direction. All we know for sure at the moment is that there are charges, but this obviously does not look good for the third-year running back. More details on the situation should become available sometime tonight or tomorrow, but Guice appears to be on a slippery slope for a Washington Football Team looking to establish a new culture under head coach Ron Rivera.

Derrius Guice | Free Agent RB

Derrius Guice has been cleared for the start of training camp.

Guice has dealt with multiple knee injuries since entering the league, but it's good to hear that he's ready to go for the start of camp after landing on injured reserve again last December. The third-year running back is very talented, and he'll look to stay healthy and put it all together for a new Washington Football Team coaching staff this season.

Derrius Guice | Free Agent RB

The Redskins have placed Derrius Guice (knee) on injured reserve.

Guice injured his knee in Sunday's loss to the Packers, so his 2019 season ends with 42 carries for 245 yards (5.8 YPC) and two touchdowns on the ground with seven receptions for 79 yards and another score as a receiver. The LSU product appeared in just five games, but he flashed the impressive ability that made him an exciting prospect two years ago. Hopefully the injury concerns can become a thing of the past starting next season, though it's worth nothing that including the torn ACL that wiped out his entire rookie season, Guice has now endured three multi-week injuries in his young career. The latest injury should have him healthy well before camp, so Guice will be an optimistic RB2 in 2020.

Derrius Guice | Free Agent RB

Derrius Guice has an MCL sprain, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Rapoprt says Guice’s ACL is intact, which is great news. The Redskins are going to be extremely safe with Guice, and he probably won’t play again this season, but things could have been worse. Guice has already been ruled out for Week 15.

Derrius Guice | Free Agent RB

Derrius Guice will not play in Week 15.

The Redskins are undoubtedly going to take a cautious approach with their second-year running back, so this is not a surprise. Guice underwent an MRI on his injured knee, and the results should be available sometime today. Adrian Peterson could get a heavy workload this Sunday versus the Eagles.

Derrius Guice | Free Agent RB

Derrius Guice is thought to have a sprained MCL, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.

This would probably be good news for Guice, but this is just based on the initial diagnosis. The second-year running back will go through more testing, but hopefully this is not a long-term knee issue that will require surgery. More information on Guice (likely with a recovery timeline) should become available in the next day or so.

Derrius Guice | Free Agent RB

Derrius Guice (knee) is officially out for the rest of today.

Guice is out to start the second half, which isn't a surprise after he suffered a concerning knee injury in the first half. At least Guice appeared to be in pretty good spirits on the sidelines, so hopefully the Redskins are holding him out as a bit of a precaution. Before leaving, Guice had five carries for 42 yards against the Packers.

Derrius Guice | Free Agent RB

Derrius Guice leaves game with apparent knee injury.

Guice went down after a long run, but he was fortunately able to walk off under his own power. We’ll provide and update when one becomes available.

Derrius Guice | Free Agent RB

Derrius Guice explodes in win over the Panthers.

Facing one of the league's worst run defenses, Guice took full advantage, rushing ten times for 129 yards and two touchdowns and catching two passes for eight yards. The second-year back was actually out-touched by Adrian Peterson (13 carries for 99 yards and a touchdown), but there was enough work for both of them to have big games—and that was with Chris Thompson back in the lineup. Guice's star is shining ahead of the fantasy playoffs, and he could be a solid RB2 for another good matchup next week in Green Bay.

Derrius Guice | Free Agent RB

The Redskins have activated Derrius Guice from injured reserve.

Guice is expected to be back in action following the team's bye, and he should immediately form a backfield split with Adrian Peterson on one of the most run-heavy teams in football. The LSU product should be rostered wherever available as a potential RB2/FLEX option down the stretch.

Derrius Guice | Free Agent RB

Derrius Guice (knee) is practicing.

Guice is expected to return off injured reserve when he's first eligible in Week 11, and he'll have the next three weeks to practice with the team without being activated to the active roster. The 2018 second-round pick is worth adding and stashing as a potential difference-maker down the stretch in a run-heavy offense.

Derrius Guice | Free Agent RB

The Redskins are placing Derrius Guice on injured reserve, according to NBC Washington’s JP Finlay.

The Redskins are already getting hit pretty hard by injuries this season, and this move will help clear a roster spot for a healthy player. Guice will now miss at least eight weeks, but he's a good bet to return as a designated-to-return player. The second-year running back is first eligible to return in Week 11 against the Jets, which is good timing with Washington’s bye week coming in Week 10. Guice is probably worth a hold on fantasy rosters if possible, but he’s not a must hold if you don’t have an IR spot.

Derrius Guice | Free Agent RB

Derrius Guice is out indefinitely after having knee surgery this morning, according to Ian Rapoport.

Guice needed to have his meniscus trimmed, and Rapoport says the Redskins are considering their roster options, which would seem to indicate injured reserve is a possibility. In a best-case scenario, Guice can probably return in late October, but that may be optimistic, and it will now be 34-year-old Adrian Peterson leading Washington's backfield once again. Ideally, you will be able to stash Guice on an open IR spot, but if you don't have that option in your league, dropping him wouldn't be crazy.

Derrius Guice | Free Agent RB

Derrius Guice is "likely to miss time" with a knee injury, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Rapoport says Guice had an MRI on his other knee (not the one he tore his ACL last year and faced complications during his return), and "the hop is he does not need surgery, but the team is doing a full evaluation." This is really tough news for Guice, who was set to assume a huge role for the Redskins this season despite being held to ten carries and 18 yards in yesterday's loss to the Eagles. It looks like veteran running back Adrian Peterson—who was a healthy scratch yesterday, which reportedly caused frustration within Washington's locker room—will now be set for a decent workload for however long Guice is out.

Derrius Guice | Free Agent RB

Jay Gruden says Derrius Guice will be the Redskins' top runner.

Gruden told reporters that the team's rushing attack will run through Guice, with Chris Thompson working in on passing downs and Adrian Peterson acting as more of a backup. Guice is expected to get the most carries in Washington's backfield, and he should carry the most fantasy value in 2019 if health cooperates. Coming off a torn ACL, Guice is a talented back that could certainly provide RB2 value this season.

Derrius Guice | Free Agent RB

Derrius Guice is playing for the Redskins tonight.

This was expected to happen, and Guice is officially out there playing for the first time since last preseason’s ACL tear. Expect Guice to work as the 1B ball-carrier behind Adrian Peterson in Washington’s backfield this season. The 2018 second-round pick has the talent to make a big impact if he works his way into a near-workhorse role at some point, but he’s a better dynasty than redraft asset for now.

Derrius Guice | Free Agent RB

Derrius Guice (knee/hamstring) says he was a "full participant" in Day 1 of training camp.

However, Guice did say the actual game don't start for another month and wouldn't say if he'd be ready to go, so he's probably not quite at 100% yet. A report emerged that Guice was dealing with a hamstring issue, which might not have been fully accurate with him fully participating at the start of camp. Overall, it'd be a great sign if Guice is able to participate in preseason games, and his health coming off last year's ACL tear will continue to be monitored throughout the summer.

Derrius Guice | Free Agent RB

Derrius Guice suffered a hamstring injury and may not be ready for the start of training camp, according to radio host Erin Hawksworth.

Guice is recovering from a torn ACL suffered prior to his rookie season, and this isn't a good sign, especially considering the complications he's had with his knee over the past year. Hopefully the 2018 second-round pick is able to get fully healthy soon, but his odds of becoming Washington's lead runner this season don't look great at this point, and he's turned into a risky fantasy investment in the middle rounds. We think AD is the preferred target in all formats for the Redskins backfield.

Derrius Guice | Free Agent RB

Jay Gruden expresses optimism about Derrius Guice (knee).

The Redskins head coach said he expects Guice to get in some individual work during OTAs but will mostly be rehabbing and that the plan is for the 2018 second-rounder to be full go for training camp. Guice might be a little behind schedule after dealing with an infection and going through three additional knee surgeries, but him being ready to go for the start of training camp would be a really good sign. Washington re-signing Adrian Peterson indicates Guice will not be a workhorse this season, but the second-year running back's health isn't a major concern right now.

Derrius Guice | Free Agent RB

Derrius Guice (ACL) says he's taking his knee rehab "day-by-day."

Guice said he's confident he'll be ready for the start of the 2019 NFL season, but he told SiriusXM NFL Radio that they aren't making commitments to any timelines and are just taking things day-by-day. The former LSU star won't commit to being ready for training camp, which is understandable, as pushing things too much could lead to a setback. Guice also said he wasn't all there mentally last season and kind of does still feel like a rookie because an infection and three additional knee surgeries didn't allow him to remain in Washington with the team all season last year. Guice shouldn't have much trouble with the playbook, though, and the most important thing is that he gets back to 100%. Ideally, the 2018 second-round pick will be able to participate in some offseason training in at least a limited basis.

Derrius Guice | Free Agent RB

Derrius Guice suffered a torn ACL in last night's preseason game, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

This is just absolutely brutal news for the Redskins and their second-round rookie running back. There was optimism that Guice had gotten away with just a knee sprain, but now he will miss his entire rookie season. The Redskins might now turn to a full-blown committee backfield with Samaje Perine, Rob Kelley, and Chris Thompson leading the way; it'll be a competition, but we believe Perine will emerge and deliver the best value in standard leagues. Guice has plenty of time to rehab and come back better than ever in 2019, but this is a really tough blow for him as he starts his NFL career and for the Redskins, who looked like they had a potential Offensive Rookie of the Year candidate. We wish Guice luck in his recovery and look forward to seeing him back on the field in 2019.

Derrius Guice | Free Agent RB

Derrius Guice's initial diagnosis was a sprained MCL, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

The rookie running back is still getting an MRI to confirm the injury, but a sprained MCL wouldn't be as bad as it could have been. If it is indeed a sprained MCL for Guice, he could be out anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. The Redskins might give a clear timeline when the extent of the injury is certain after testing.

Derrius Guice | Free Agent RB

Derrius Guice leaves preseason game with a knee injury.

Guice went down on a run and was being looked at by trainers, but he was able to get up and walk around on the sideline and appeared to be in good spirits. The Redskins say Guice is being evaluated for a knee injury. Before leaving, Guice looked unsurprisingly impressive on his carries. His night is probably done, and now we just need to hope this knee injury isn't anything serious.

Derrius Guice | Free Agent RB

Jay Gruden says Derrius Guice's role is "quite easy to see."

Guice didn't catch the football much at LSU (32 receptions in three seasons), but he has shown the ability to catch the football. And the rookie running back says he knows he can be an all-around player that's a weapon in the passing game and as a pass blocker. However, Gruden noted that Guice needs to improve some in pass protection and that "he's more of a first-, and second-down banger." Gruden then added that while he can catch, "our role for him is quite easy to see. It's first, second down." It sounds like Guice might be inserted into a big early-down-role right away for the Redskins, with the explosive Chris Thompson handling third downs. Samaje Perine and Rob Kelley are still in the mix, but there's a chance Guice gets a ton of carries on first and second down as a rookie. Washington's running back situation will be one to monitor throughout the preseason.

Derrius Guice | Free Agent RB

The Redskins have selected LSU running back Derrius Guice with the No. 59 pick (second round) in the 2018 NFL Draft.

The draft-slide for the former LSU star ends, as the Redskins have selected the talented running back late in the second round. Some considered Guice a great first-round talent, and many even mocked him going to Washington with the No. 13 pick in the draft. Instead, the Redskins snagged him nearly 50 picks later. Over the last two seasons, Guice had over 1,200 yards rushing in the SEC, including as a sophomore with 2017 fourth overall pick Leonard Fournette also in the backfield. It's worth noting that there are some rumors swirling around that there is some off-field issue that teams know about which caused Guice to slip, but it could just be rumors. On the field, Guice will compete with Samaje Perine and Rob Kelley for early-down snaps, and he could potentially form a devastating combo with receiving back Chris Thompson. The dynasty outlook is bright because Guice has a lot of ability, but we'll have to see how big his role is as a rookie.