Player News - Redskins

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Redskins WR Robert Davis suffered a broken leg and torn LCL at Saturday's practice.

It's another blow for the Redskins after losing Derrius Guice and TE Manasseh Garner to knee surgeries. A sixth rounder last year, Davis was making a push for a roster spot before going down. He'll spend 2018 on injured reserve.
Aug 11 - 5:30 PM

Redskins coach Jay Gruden doesn't expect to add a running back with Derrius Guice (ACL surgery, IR) out for the season.

"We have guys here that can play," said Gruden. "We drafted Derrius because he was the best player we thought at the time not because we weren’t satisfied with the backs we have." Gruden's comments are good news for the outlooks of Samaje Perine and Rob Kelley, but the Redskins had one of the worst run games in the league with the same committee last year. Washington's backfield is shaping as a situation to avoid.
Aug 11 - 2:39 PM

Redskins DT Da'Ron Payne returned to practice Saturday.

Payne was sidelined the past two weeks with an ankle injury. Although he'll practice leading up to Washington's next contest versus the Jets Thursday, HC Jay Gruden is unsure if Payne will play. He's expected to start at nose tackle in Week 1.
Aug 11 - 1:56 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Redskins second-round RB Derrius Guice suffered a torn ACL in Thursday's preseason game against the Patriots.

Just brutal. It was reported earlier that Guice had escaped with just a sprained MCL but an MRI revealed the bad news on Friday. Assuming the usual recovery time, the 21-year-old will miss all of 2018. It's a huge blow to a Redskins running game that was hoping for a lift this year. In his absence, Samaje Perine should be the favorite for early-down carries with Chris Thompson occupying his usual role on passing downs. Rob Kelley will also be in the mix for short-yardage/goal-line work.
Aug 10 - 2:37 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Derrius Guice has been diagnosed with a sprained MCL.

RapSheet reports Guice will have an MRI to confirm the diagnosis. On one hand it's good news that it's nothing serious, but MCL sprains are typically multi-week injuries. We may not see Guice the rest of training camp and preseason, but he should be okay by the time Week 1 rolls around. It can't be good news for his early workload, but Guice could quickly re-lap his competition.
Aug 10 - 11:21 AM

Derrius Guice exited the Redskins' preseason opener with a knee injury.

The extent is unknown, and all the Redskins announced was that Guice is being "evaluated." Beat writers did notice Guice talking to teammates after being checked on by trainers, but he had icebags taped to the knee. Guice was the 59th pick in April's draft. His ADP has been in the third and fourth rounds. NFL Network reported late Thursday that Guice will undergo an MRI.
Aug 9 - 8:30 PM

ESPN's John Keim considers Samaje Perine the "odd man out" in the Redskins' backfield.

Perine and Rob Kelley are likely competing for one spot. The Redskins plan to keep four running backs, but want Byron Marshall or Kapri Bibbs as insurance for Chris Thompson. Perine has more trade value than Kelley, so it's possible he'll be moved before final cuts.
Source: ESPN
Aug 8 - 4:22 PM

Jordan Reed says he is still catching up with his conditioning in Redskins training camp.

Reed didn't start running until a month before camp, and said he's still looking for "more burst, quickness and speed." Reed did say he feels good overall. "The only thing I have to work on is that burst," Reed said. "I've still got a lot of strengthening to do, explosive work to back to my full potential." Now 28, it's possible Reed never fully regains the burst he's looking for. He has dealt with so many injuries. But even a slightly-diminished Reed would still be a huge weapon for the Redskins if he is back to 100 percent health.
Aug 6 - 2:17 PM

Rob Kelley says he's down to 221 pounds this season.

Kelley has typically been listed between 228-233 as a pro after weighing in at 249 as a college senior. Understanding that he's on the roster bubble, Kelley is spending the summer trying to improve his special teams and pass-catching value. Kelley might save his roster spot, but he's unlikely to come into the fantasy value he had in 2017.
Aug 2 - 4:35 PM

Redskins coach Jay Gruden said Josh Doctson (shoulder) "checked out fine."

Doctson landed hard on his shoulder during Wednesday's practice and immediately left the field. He reportedly escaped with just an AC sprain and/or shoulder bruise, however, and Gruden's comments seem to confirm he is dealing with a minor injury. Doctson will miss a few practices, but he should be back on the field soon.
Aug 2 - 9:35 AM

Chris Thompson (leg) doesn't expect to be fully recovered until November.

Thompson avoided the active/PUP list but has been limited in training camp. It's a red flag he doesn't feel back to pre-injury form, but we haven’t seen any doubt over his Week 1 status. Thompson could need regular days off during the season to avoid setbacks.
Source: ESPN
Aug 1 - 6:34 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that it "sounds like" Josh Doctson suffered an AC sprain and/or shoulder bruise in Wednesday's practice.

It's good news after Doctson went down hard while battling for a ball with CB Josh Norman. AC sprains are a day-to-day injury, and we'd expect the Redskins to at least hold Doctson out the remainder of this week. However, he's not really in any danger of missing any preseason action.
Aug 1 - 2:18 PM

Josh Doctson exited Wednesday's practice with a shoulder injury.

Doctson landed hard on his shoulder and immediately left the field, bypassing the trainer's tent and heading directly inside the team facility for further evaluation. The Redskins announced they will provide an update on Thursday. Doctson missed most of his 2016 rookie season before being ultra-inconsistent as a sophomore last year. Any long-term injury would be a big blow to the offense.
Aug 1 - 12:35 PM

Redskins.com reports Alex Smith has looked "extremely comfortable" throwing to Jamison Crowder through the early days of camp.

Although Smith proved more willing to throw deep last season, short-to-intermediate targets have always been his favorite. That's where Crowder does his damage. The duo apparently displayed an excellent rapport throughout OTAs. Coming off a disappointing 2017 where he battled hamstring issues, Crowder is a prime bounce-back candidate in 2018.
Jul 31 - 3:04 PM

ESPN's John Keim reports the Redskins have praised second-round RB Derrius Guice for his work "in the meeting room."

It's notable for a player who tumbled to No. 59 over supposed maturity issues. Guice has also drawn praise for his work in pass protection — one of the most difficult facets of the NFL game for rookie backs to pick up — but the team wants to make sure he doesn't "overcommit and lose leverage on his man." It's been so far, so good for Guice in his pursuit of the Redskins' early-down job.
Jul 31 - 2:25 PM


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