Redskins running back Derrius Guice will not be limited in training camp
The Washington Redskins are kicking off their training camp this week and they will be getting one of their offensive weapons back. Derrius Guice is making his return to the field before preseason begins.
According to John Keim of ESPN, Guice will not be limited in training camp. Earlier this offseason, Guice suffered a hamstring injury in minicamp that sidelined for the rest of the offseason programs.
Now, it seems as if Guice is 100 percent and is ready to get to work with the offense. After all, he missed all of last season with a torn ACL that he suffered in his first preseason game.
Last year, in his rookie season, Guice was expected to be a dangerous threat in the offense before suffering a season-ending injury. This season, Guice is in a Redskins backfield that is crowded at the moment.
Currently, Washington has Adrian Peterson, Guice, and Chris Thompson in their backfield. It’s unknown how the Redskins plan on utilizing each back but Guice figures to have a decent-sized role in the offense.
In 2018, Peterson rushed for over 1,000 yards but Washington’s offense was lacking big-play ability. Having Guice back could provide the Redskins with some big plays on the ground with his ability to break tackles.
The Redskins are going to need to run the ball efficiently to help whoever is under center—whether it be Dwayne Haskins, Case Keenum, or Colt McCoy. Redskins fans should be ecstatic to see Guice get back on the practice field after seeing his season cut short in 2018.