Redskins running back Derrius Guice undergoes knee surgery
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins running back Derrius Guice had right knee surgery that coach Jay Gruden called a "minor procedure."
Renowned surgeon Dr. James Andrews performed the...
AP source: Redskins RB Guice undergoes MRI on right knee
A person with knowledge of the situation says Washington Redskins running back Derrius Guice underwent an MRI on his right knee the morning after making his NFL debut.
Adrian Peterson a healthy scratch in Skins’ opener
Adrian Peterson entered Sunday a single yard shy of becoming the fifth running back in NFL history to top 1,000 yards rushing in season openers.
Guice and Peterson give Redskins a 1-2 punch in backfield
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Adrian Peterson told Derrius Guice to grab some ice cubes and wrap them around his surgically repaired left knee.
Redskins Preview Capsule
WASHINGTON REDSKINS (7-9)
New faces: QB Case Keenum, rookie QB Dwayne Haskins, S Landon Collins, rookie edge rusher Montez Sweat, rookie WR Terry McLaurin, LB Jon Bostic, rookie WR Kelvin...
Redskins take RB Bryce Love, G Wes Martin in 4th round
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — On Day 3 of the NFL draft, the Washington Redskins made one fourth-round pick for the long-term future and another for immediate help.
AP Source: Redskins re-sign Adrian Peterson to 2-year deal
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — A person with knowledge of the move says the Washington Redskins have agreed to re-sign running back Adrian Peterson to an $8 million, two-year deal.
Running on full: Redskins’ Adrian Peterson is going strong
Adrian Peterson knows how most people see running backs in their 30s.
So he asked Washington Redskins legend John Riggins how he dealt with it.
"He was like, 'I'm taking care of my body and I have that mindset of you still got it and that determination. Most importantly, playing real hard,'" Peterson said. "Those are some of the same things that keep me going. It's always good to get confirmation from guys who have done it before."
FANTASY PLAYS: Rookies beyond Barkley to consider in drafts
Fantasy football players needn't worry if they miss out on Giants running back Saquon Barkley. While he's the crown jewel of the 2018 rookie class, there are a host of first-year players who will contribute to the success of those who select them.
The rookie crop did receive a significant hit when Redskins running back Derrius Guice — who had been a consensus No. 2 pick in dynasty/keeper leagues that use rookie drafts — was lost for this season with a torn ACL in the second preseason game.
LSU takes ‘unproven’ backfield into clash with Miami
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU's Nick Brossette and Clyde Edwards-Helaire are hardly the household names the Tigers have been accustomed to featuring at running back.
Current NFL players Jeremy Hill, Leonard Fournette and Derrius Guice all established their credentials in backup roles and were bona fide pro prospects by the time they became featured rushers at LSU.
Redskins Preview Capsule
WASHINGTON REDSKINS (7-9)
New faces: QB Alex Smith, RB Adrian Peterson, WR Paul Richardson, DT Daron Payne, DT Tim Settle, OLB Pernell McPhee, CB Adonis Alexander.
Key losses: QB Kirk Cousins, WR Terrelle Pryor, WR Ryan Grant, TE Niles Paul, DL Terrell McClain, LB Will Compton, CB Bashaud Breeland, S DeAngelo Hall.
Peterson signs, Kelley is still Redskins’ top running back
A slimmed-down Rob Kelley is likely to remain Washington's top running back even though Adrian Peterson is joining the Redskins.
Amid four injuries in their backfield, the Redskins signed the 33-year-old four-time All-Pro running back on Monday. But Kelley, the former "Fat Rob" who lost weight and added speed to his repertoire, should still be considered the front-runner to start Week 1 at the Arizona Cardinals.
FANTASY PLAYS: Kelley, Darnold potential sleeper picks
They're the hot names that everyone wants to know as they head into fantasy football drafts for the 2018 season — the unearthed gems and the deep values that can come out of nowhere to help you win your league and make you look smarter than everyone you are playing against.
But do "sleepers" even really exist in today's fantasy world?
Guice injury mean opportunity for Redskins’ other RBs
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden doesn't expect to go looking for another running back after losing promising rookie Derrius Guice to a torn ACL in his left knee in the preseason opener.
Redskins RB Derrius Guice out for season with torn ACL
Washington Redskins rookie running back Derrius Guice is out for the season after tearing the ACL in his left knee, a significant blow to the ground game.
Guice was injured in Washington's preseason opener at New England on Thursday night and could be seen on the sideline with ice on his knee. The team announced the prognosis Friday following an MRI, saying Guice should make a full recovery and be ready to play in 2019.
Brady, Smith sit as Patriots beat Redskins 26-17
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England might have found a running back in undrafted free agent Ralph Webb.
Washington may have lost one with a knee injury to second-round pick Derrius Guice.
Webb ran for two touchdowns and also scored on a pair of 2-point conversions on Thursday night as the defending AFC champions rallied from a 17-0 first-half deficit to beat Washington 26-17 in the teams' exhibition openers.
Run-happy LSU sees potential for a prominent passing game
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU receiver Jonathan Giles chuckles as he recounts the incredulous responses he got when he decided to transfer from pass-happy Texas Tech to LSU.
"A bunch of my friends were like: 'You're going to LSU? You know they don't throw the ball there?'"
But Giles looks like he timed his arrival in Baton Rouge well.
- The Washington TimesDerrius Guice getting second opinion on torn meniscus: reportSeptember 12, 2019
- The Washington TimesRedskins sign Robert Davis to practice squadSeptember 10, 2019
- The Washington TimesAdrian Peterson, Fabian Moreau inactive vs. EaglesSeptember 8, 2019
- The Washington TimesRedskins veterans 'not happy' Adrian Peterson inactive for Week 1: reportSeptember 8, 2019
- The Washington TimesRedskins could be interested in Le'Veon Bell: reportMarch 11, 2019
Guice should get chance to win Redskins’ starting RB job
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Jay Gruden isn't handing the starting running back job to rookie Derrius Guice.
The Washington Redskins coach wants Guice — or someone else — to earn it.
Redskins rookie Guice learning about pro life, Alex Smith
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins rookie Derrius Guice is learning there is plenty to learn about his new professional football life.
In the days since selected late in the second round of last month's NFL draft, the running back attended the team's rookie minicamp and the four-day NFLPA's Rookie Premiere event in California. The latter is designed to help players understand the business and marketing side of their new career.
FANTASY PLAYS: Top NFL rookies; Guerrero’s MLB outlook
Now that the NFL draft is complete, a ranking of the top rookies for fantasy football this season beckons.
Don't expect projections for any of the quarterbacks, as none of the rookie signal callers appear worthy of a top 20-25 spot for 2018. But there is opportunity for several first-year players at other position to deliver for fantasy leagues.
Williams says Redskins had ‘inside information’ on Guice
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — If other teams worried about LSU running back Derrius Guice's character, prompting his fall from first-round prospect to late-second-round pick, Washington Redskins senior VP of player personnel Doug Williams figures he had "inside information."
Redskins now have motivated running back in Derrius Guice
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Derrius Guice walked onto his new home field taking cellphone video of his surroundings and waving to fans.
It's the kind of moment he could have had on stage at the NFL draft had he gone in the first round as projected. Instead, the LSU running back slipped to late in the second round amid some off-field character concerns and will now give the Washington Redskins a very motivated rusher.
Guice’s draft slide ends with Redskins taking him 59th
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Derrius Guice heard the rumors and wondered why he kept slipping in the NFL draft.
Projected to be a first-round pick, Guice talked to his agents, watched six other running backs get drafted and came away with no more answers. The end of his freefall came Friday night when the Washington Redskins selected the LSU running back late in the second round with the 59th overall pick.
Redskins draft RB Derrius Guice in second round after trading back
After trading with the San Francisco 49ers to move back in the second round, the Washington Redskins used the No. 59 overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft on running back Derrius Guice of Louisiana State University on Friday night.
The Redskins traded their No. 44 pick and a fifth-round pick to the Niners in exchange for the No. 59 pick (the 27th pick of round two) and one of San Francisco's third-round picks, No. 74 overall.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the NFL draft (all times local):
LSU running back Derrius Guice, Iowa All-American cornerback Josh Jackson and Texas offensive lineman Connor Williams were left in the green room when the first round of the draft ended.
Twenty-two players were invited to attend the draft at AT&T Stadium, including UCF's Shaquem Griffin, who was not expected to go in the first round .
Derrius Guice could be an option for Eagles in NFL Draft
The Philadelphia Eagles will look to improve its team that won a Super Bowl just three months ago in the NFL Draft. The Eagles will pick No. 32 in the first round of the NFL Draft, which will be held April 26-28 (Thursday through Saturday) at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
It’s possible the Eagles could go for an offensive player with their first round pick. ESPN NFL Draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. feels the Eagles should take LSU running back Derrius Guice with the team’s first pick.
2018 NFL Draft: Biggest Saints, LSU headlines, plus TV info, key details, more
The 2018 NFL Draft begins Thursday, starting a three-day stretch that will end with more than 200 college athletes getting a shot to be professional football players.
Specifically for Louisiana, the New Orleans Saints have eight picks, starting with the 27th overall selection.
LSU running back Derrius Guice says he is entering NFL draft
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU leading rusher Derrius Guice says he's entering the 2018 NFL draft.
In a recorded video published on social media, Guice thanks coaches and others who influenced him during his youth in Baton Rouge and during three seasons at LSU, and says he's ready to begin the "next chapter" in his life by turning pro.
LSU coach Ed Orgeron applauds RB Derrius Guice for playing in Citrus Bowl, disagrees with those who skip bowls
ORLANDO, Fla. — Ed Orgeron does not agree with draft-eligible juniors skipping bowl games, and he made that abundantly clear Sunday.
Orgeron praised running back Derrius Guice’s decision to play in LSU’s game against Notre Dame on Monday in the Citrus Bowl, while expressing his disagreement with those highly touted underclassmen who pass on their final game.
LSU Practice Report, Dec. 20: LSU practices again without Derrius Guice
LSU running back Derrius Guice missed a third straight practice Wednesday, as the Tigers participated in drills during a busy national signing day.
Guice, the star junior who many expect to forgo his senior year and leave for the NFL draft, was not spotted at practice Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. Coach Ed Orgeron is expected to address reporters later Wednesday during a previously scheduled news conference.
LSU Practice Report, Dec. 18: RB Derrius Guice absent during media viewing portion; Donnie Alexander, Arden Key continue to miss drills
LSU running back Derrius Guice missed the portion of practice Monday open to reporters.
Guice joined a list of absences, including starting defenders Donnie Alexander and Arden Key, as the 16th-ranked Tigers resumed preparations in the indoor facility. Alexander, a senior linebacker, and Key, a junior edge rusher, have now missed each of the team's first four bowl practices.
Arden Key playing in bowl? Derrius Guice returning next year? LSU coach Ed Orgeron sheds light on both
Arden Key’s status for LSU’s bowl game remains uncertain, and the same goes for running back Derrius Guice’s future, coach Ed Orgeron said.
Key, the All-American junior edge rusher, missed the Tigers’ first bowl practice Tuesday, and his health – an injured knee and surgically repaired finger – “hasn’t come around like” Orgeron thought. Meanwhile, his star tailback is toying with a potential return for his senior season, Orgeron suggested.
Punter Zach Von Rosenberg leads four LSU players on the All-SEC freshman team
LSU landed four players on the All-SEC freshman team released Thursday, including a 27-year old.
Punter Zach Von Rosenberg, a redshirt freshman and former minor league pitcher, joined cornerback Greedy Williams, tackle Saahdiq Charles and edge rusher K'Lavon Chaisson as rookies on the squad. LSU tied Missouri and Georgia for the most players on the freshman team.
LSU lands six players on AP All-SEC teams, including first-team freshman Greedy Williams
Four LSU players made the Associated Press' All-SEC first team and two more Tigers were second-teamers.
Center Will Clapp, edge rusher Arden Key, linebacker Devin White and freshman cornerback Greedy Williams were on the first team, released Monday. Running back Derrius Guice and receiver DJ Chark, for all-purpose, were representatives on the All-SEC second team.
Citrus Bowl Matchup
Notre Dame (9-3, Independent) vs. LSU (9-3, 6-2 Southeastern Conference), Jan. 1, 1 p.m. EST
LOCATION: Orlando, Florida
Notre Dame: RB Josh Adams is 13th nationally in rushing yards with 1,386 and is averaging 7.3 yards per carry. The junior has seven 100-yard games, including two where he went over 200 yards.
LSU coach Ed Orgeron ‘assuming’ Derrius Guice, Arden Key will leave early for NFL draft
LSU coach Ed Orgeron said Monday that, as the Tigers' season finale vs. Texas A&M on Saturday approaches, he's "assuming" running back Derrius Guice and pass rush standout Arden Key will declare for the NFL draft and leave school early.
Orgeron said the duo hasn't confirmed to him their respective plans yet.
Joining the club: LSU’s Derrius Guice notches second straight 1,000-yard rushing season
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Derrius Guice didn’t have his greatest game Saturday night, but it was still an evening to remember for LSU’s junior running back.
With his second carry against Tennessee, Guice reached 400 rushing attempts for his three-year career — enough to qualify for the highest average per carry for a running back in Southeastern Conference history.
Guice, Williams help No. 21 LSU top Tennessee 30-10
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — LSU avoided committing any turnovers while playing in a storm.
That discrepancy assured that the 21st-ranked Tigers would win for the fifth time in the last six games while Tennessee remained winless in Southeastern Conference competition. Derrius Guice and Darrel Williams combined to run for 165 yards and three touchdowns Saturday and LSU beat Tennessee 30-10 in a steady downpour.
No. 21 LSU could strain Vols’ struggling run defense
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU's running back tandem of Derrius Guice and Darrel Williams, the driving force of the No. 21 Tigers' offense, could be in for a very busy weekend.
The two ball carriers have combined for more than 1,500 yards and 15 touchdowns rushing this season and have mercilessly punished those defenses which struggle most against the run.
On Saturday, they head to Tennessee, home of the worst run defense in the Southeastern Conference.
No. 21 LSU aims to keep Tennessee winless in SEC competition
No. 21 LSU (7-3, 4-2 SEC, CFP No. 20) at Tennessee (4-6, 0-6), Saturday, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN)
FOR THE MOST PARTSCH: ‘Dr. O’ has the prescription for LSU’s post-Bama blues
BATON ROUGE — It may be time to give Ed Orgeron a new nickname — Dr. O.
LSU overcame a first half of sleepwalking on Saturday, attributed to the rare morning kickoff inside Tiger Stadium, and took care of the visiting Arkansas Razorbacks 33-10. As expected, the die-hard Tiger faithful were also half asleep as most of them didn’t show up until the second quarter as their tailgating tradition would not be sacrificed for an early game.
Offensive explosion pushes LSU past Arkansas
BATON ROUGE -- LSU scored four second-half touchdowns including three by running back Derrius Guice, as the Tigers shook off the cobwebs from a rare morning kickoff to defeat Arkansas, 33-10, on Saturday in Tiger Stadium.
The victory was LSU's 500th at home in school history (500-170-20).
LSU (7-3, 4-2 SEC) got a 147-yard performance from Guice and 130 yards with two touchdown catches from DJ Chark, while outgaining Arkansas, 415-318.
Guice, Chark lead LSU past Arkansas 33-10
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU head coach Ed Orgeron has found the magic potion to solve the "Alabama hangover."
For the second consecutive season, the Tigers bounced back from a loss to their rival Crimson Tide to dominate Arkansas, defeating the Razorbacks 33-10 Saturday in Baton Rouge.
Derrius Guice ran for 147 yards and three touchdowns and D.J. Clark had a pair of receiving touchdowns for LSU.
LSU vs. Arkansas: Key players, matchups and numbers to know
Two Matchups To Watch
Arkansas O-line vs. LSU D-line
The Razorbacks have been known for years as having big, road-grating O-linemen. That may still be the case, but this year, they’re struggling with the whole pass blocking things. The Hogs have allowed 28 sacks (3.1 per game), the worst in the SEC. LSU is sixth nationally at 30 sacks (3.3 per game). This is a bad matchup for Arkansas.
LSU Film Room: How LSU’s defensive front went toe-to-toe with Bama, Jalen Hurts’ big plays and the deep-ball misses
Welcome to Film Room, our weekly analysis of LSU’s last football game.
Have a seat. No talking. No tweeting. No texting. Pay attention.
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How They Happened (big-play analysis)
Picked off: Late in the first quarter, Danny Etling is intercepted on a pass meant for RB Derrius Guice, and Bama subsequently scores a touchdown for a 14-0 lead.
Guice finally gets shot to lead No. 19 LSU vs. No. 1 ’Bama
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — No. 19 LSU could sure use a career-defining performance from Derrius Guice when the Tigers visit No. 1 Alabama on Saturday night.
Physically, the record-setting running back appears to have rounded into form just in time. His 276 yards in LSU's pervious game, a victory at Mississippi on Oct. 21, nearly matched the single-game LSU rushing mark of 285 that Guice set last year.
No. 1 Alabama heavily favored against No. 19 LSU
No. 1 Alabama (8-0, 5-0 SEC, CFP No. 2) at No. 19 LSU (6-2, 3-1, CFP No. 19), Saturday, 8 p.m. ET (CBS)
Line: Alabama by 21.
Series record: Alabama leads 51-25-5.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
Alabama is trying to continue toward the SEC championship game and a possible fourth consecutive playoff berth. The Tigers could establish themselves as serious SEC West contenders and win their fourth straight game since getting upset by Troy.
Ed Orgeron on LSU, Derrius Guice this week: ‘We blocked out the noise’
The exchange unfolded in July from the main ballroom at Southeastern Conference media days.
National and regional reporters surrounded LSU running back Derrius Guice, seated on a raised platform, bright camera lights splashed across his face and digital recorders — more than three dozen — picking up his every word.
LSU Practice Report: RB Derrius Guice, three starting O-linemen absent
Running back Derrius Guice and three starting offensive linemen missed Tuesday's first practice of LSU's off week.
Guice, a junior, is believed to be nursing a knee injury that's lingered throughout the season. He ran for 276 yards against Ole Miss last Saturday but exited in the fourth quarter with what appeared to be an issue with his hand. Trainers examined the hand, and he looked to be cleared to return, but the Tigers were leading by three touchdowns.