Derrius Guice appears to have locked up early-down role
Jay Gruden plans to start Derrius Guice at RB but hasn’t decided whether to dress two more or three more backs. Could need the third back to play teams. Won’t say if Adrian Peterson is the odd man out yet. Still trying to decide. (USA TODAY – Mike Jones)
Nerdy Football Analysis: Peterson can’t be pleased after rushing for more than 1,000 yards in 2018 and signing a two-year extension in the offseason. It’s hard to know if Guice earned the job or if Washington is ready to see what it spent a second-round pick on last year, but there’s no question about his talent. Guice has quickly ascended from a fantasy bench stash to possible every-week starting option, even behind what appears to be a bad offensive line.