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What Now in Washington with Guice Out for Season?

11 August 2018

Early indications were that Guice might have suffered a strained MCL, saying after the game that he "felt fine".

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Guice was selected in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft out of LSU. But he underwent an MRI on Friday morning where the more serious injury was discovered.

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The injury ends Guice's season before it started. and puts the Redskins run game right back where it ended. Thompson got 64 carries in his 10 games a year ago, and could be looking at a similar number of rushes per game with Guice out for the season.

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Instead, Guice's National Football League career starts with a medical redshirt. They're not expecting him to come here and have a 500-yard season. Rob Kelley, Samaje Perine and Kapri Bibbs will spend the rest of the preseason jockeying for position, though Kelley already appears to have a lead over the other two. Coach Jay Gruden has said there was competition for the No. 1 job along with third-down back Chris Thompson. He averaged an impressive 2.84 yards after contact per attempt and forced 35 missed tackles across 168 carries, ranking T-10th and 13th, respectively, among running backs with 100-plus carries that season. Of course, Kelley's unexpected regression opened the door for then rookie running back Perine to take on an increased role, and he didn't fail to impress down the stretch. Basically they'll have a running downs back and a passing downs back.

What Now in Washington with Guice Out for Season?