|Redskins sign Adrian Peterson|
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Aug 20, 2:35 pm
|He’s back: The #Redskins are signing former Pro Bowl RB Adrian Peterson, source tells me and @MikeGarafolo. Immediate help in the wake of a string of injuries at the position. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: The Redskins were in need of a running back after a slew of injuries have hit that position group over the last couple weeks. Rob Kelley and Peterson are inline for work on first and second downs until Samaje Perine returns. Peterson's been below average the last two seasons (193 carries, 601 yards). Despite the flashy name, Peterson isn't much of a fantasy asset at this point in his career.
|Redskins auditioning running backs|
Adrian Peterson, Jamaal Charles, Orleans Darkwa
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Aug 19, 1:48 pm
|The #Redskins are hosting veteran RB Adrian Peterson, sources tell me and @MikeGarafolo. The Pro Bowler is an intriguing option for Washington. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: In addition to Peterson the Redskins have also been in contact with Jamaal Charles and Orleans Darkwa. Washington has a host of injury problems at the position including Derrius Guice (ACL), Samaje Perine (ankle) and Byron Marshall (ankle) all banged up. Martez Carter (leg) has been waived.
| Perine OK after ankle injury|
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Aug 17, 7:00 am
|Samaje Perine was done after one play as he hurt his ankle on a 30-yard run that kicked off the team’s second drive of the evening. Byron Marshall would leave with a lower leg injury later in the proceedings as well.
Perine was in a walking boot after the game, but coach Jay Gruden downplayed the severity of the injury.
“Looks like it was OK. Twisted ankle for Samaje,” Gruden said in his postgame press conference. (Pro Football Talk)|
FFToday's Take: The Redskins will likely take it easy with Perine the rest of the pre-season given he's the frontrunner to start Week 1. Rob Kelley, Chris Thompson, Kapri Bibbs and Martez Carter are next up on the depth chart.
| Gruden comments on Redskins' RB situation|
"We have guys here that can play"
By: Mike Krueger | Sat Aug 11, 1:22 pm
|#Redskins coach Jay Gruden, on if they’ll add a back with Derrius Guice’s season-ending injury: "We have guys here that can play. We drafted Derrius because he was the best player we thought at the time of the draft... not because we weren’t satisfied with the backs we have." (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: There's not much else he can say at this point. There's been some speculation or wishful thinking that Washington might go after Alfred Morris or another veteran free agent RB, but for now it appears they will stand pat with Samaje Perine and Rob Kelley fighting it out for early-down work.
| Torn ACL for Derrius Guice|
Redskins lose rookie RB for the year
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Aug 10, 2:35 pm
|Source: #Redskins RB Derrius Guice tore his ACL. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Ouch. The Redskins rookie running back was inline for a starting role this season. The hope was that Guice suffered only a sprained MCL in last night's pre-season game but he will now miss the entire 2018 season. This is the same knee Guice injured (hyperextension) at LSU. Samaje Perine and Rob Kelley are next up on the depth chart with Chris Thompson filling his usual pass-catching role.
| Guice diagnosed with sprained MCL|
MRI to confirm
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Aug 10, 10:15 am
|#Redskins RB Derrius Guice, who injured his knee last night, received an initial diagnosis of a sprained MCL, source said. He’ll have an MRI to confirm. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: While not good news, it could've been worse. We'll wait for the MRI but it appears Guice will be missing most if not all the rest of the pre-season. His fantasy stock will certainly take a hit but it's not out the question that he could be ready to play Week 1. The Redskins have plethora of RBs on the depth chart including Samaje Perine, Rob Kelley, Kapri Bibbs and Byron Marshall.