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Stacy McGee
Stacy McGee likely to open year on PUP list
Fri, Aug 17, 2018, 5:06 PM
NBC Sports Washington
Redskins DL Stacy McGee (thigh) is likely open the season on the reserve/PUP list.
Analysis: McGee is two months removed from June surgery. He was never expected to be ready Week 1 and is going to miss the first six games on PUP. The early returns on McGee haven't been good after the Redskins signed him to a five-year, $25 million deal. Matt Ioanndis will open the year opposite Jonathan Allen in base sets.
Samaje Perine
Perine expected to miss 'at least' a week
Fri, Aug 17, 2018, 1:12 PM
Mike Garafolo on Twitter
Samaje Perine is expected to miss "at least" a week with a sprained ankle he suffered in Thursday's preseason game against the Jets.
Analysis: It looks like Perine avoided a major injury, though he'll still be missing important practice reps. With Perine, Derrius Guice (ACL) and Byron Marshall (ankle) all on the shelf, the Redskins are looking extremely thin at thin at running back. Washington would be wise to scour the market for backfield depth.
Byron Marshall
Byron Marshall (ankle) out 2-4 weeks
Fri, Aug 17, 2018, 12:37 PM
Tom Pelissero on Twitter
Redskins RB Byron Marshall will miss 2-4 weeks with an ankle injury.
Analysis: It's another hit to the Redskins' backfield depth with Derrius Guice (torn ACL) out for the year and Samaje Perine also nursing an ankle injury. Rob Kelley should work as Washington's lead ball-carrier, though pass-catcher Chris Thompson is probably the most appealing back for fantasy purposes.
Samaje Perine
Skins Samaje Perine 'ok' after twisting ankle
Fri, Aug 17, 2018, 7:34 AM
Pro Football Talk
Coach Jay Gruden said Samaje Perine is "OK" after twisting his ankle Thursday.
Analysis: "Looks like it was OK. Twisted ankle for Samaje," Gruden said. Perine was seen in a walking boot after the game, but the Skins seem to be downplaying the injury at this time. RB Byron Marshall exited the game with a lower leg injury later on as well, leaving Rob Kelley, Chris Thompson, Kapri Bibbs, and Martez Carter as the club's only healthy backs. With rookie Derrius Guice already out for the year, Kelley is slowly entering the conversation as a viable late-round flier.
Robert Kelley
Rob Kelley totals 30 yards on Thursday night
Thu, Aug 16, 2018, 8:14 PM
Rob Kelley rushed seven times for 17 yards and hauled in 1-of-2 targets for 13 yards in the Redskins' second preseason game.
Analysis: The rushing line was not efficient, but the passing usage was encouraging. The owner of 16 catches in 22 career games, Kelley almost came down with what would have been a great catch on a wheel route, and gained 13 yards on a dump off a few moments later. Samaje Perine picked up an ankle injury Thursday night, and Kelley was already working as the clear lead back before that. Even if his receiving usage does not proves real -- it will be tough with Chris Thompson expected back before Week 1 -- he is looking like a great pick at his ADP.
Samaje Perine
Samaje Perine leaves with ankle sprain
Thu, Aug 16, 2018, 7:36 PM
Samaje Perine exited the Redskins' second preseason game with a sprained ankle.
Analysis: Perine took his first and only carry 30 yards through a big hole, but he came up limping after the play. He appeared to be in considerable pain on the sidelines. Already playing behind Rob Kelley, this injury will make it difficult for Perine to earn a big early-season role. If it ends up being serious, Washington will have to add another running back.
Alex Smith
Alex Smith efficient in 2nd preseason game
Thu, Aug 16, 2018, 7:32 PM
Alex Smith completed 4-of-6 passes for 48 yards in the Redskins' second preseason game.
Analysis: Smith looked like he had been playing in the offense for years on Thursday night. He found old buddy Vernon Davis for a 16-yard gain, connected with Josh Doctson for 11 to pick up a third down, and would have had a touchdown if Trey Quinn caught the ball. In an offense which made Kirk Cousins a perennial top-ten fantasy quarterback, Smith is a value in the 12th round.
Robert Davis
Redskins WR Robert Davis suffers torn ACL
Sat, Aug 11, 2018, 4:30 PM
Mike Garafolo on Twitter
NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports WR Robert Davis suffered a torn ACL at Saturday's practice.
Analysis: He'll have an MRI to confirm the injury. It's another blow for the Redskins after losing Derrius Guice and TE Manasseh Garner to knee surgeries. A sixth rounder last year, Davis was maing a push for a roster spot before going down. He'll spend all of 2018 on injured reserve.
Derrius Guice
Redskins not expected to add another back
Sat, Aug 11, 2018, 1:39 PM
Ian Rapoport on Twitter
Redskins coach Jay Gruden doesn't expect to add a running back with Derrius Guice out for the season.
Analysis: "We have guys here that can play," said Gruden. "We drafted Derrius because he was the best player we thought at the time not because we weren't satisfied with the backs we have." Gruden's comments are good news for the outlooks of Samaje Perine and Rob Kelley, but the Redskins had one of the worst run games in the league with the same committee last year. Washington's backfield is shaping as a situation to avoid.
Da'Ron Payne
Redskins DT Da'Ron Payne returns to practice
Sat, Aug 11, 2018, 12:56 PM
John Keim on Twitter
Redskins DT Da'Ron Payne returned to practice Saturday.
Analysis: Payne was sidelined the past two weeks with an ankle injury. Although he'll practice leading up to Washington's next contest versus the Jets Thursday, HC Jay Gruden is unsure if Payne will play. He's expected to start at nose tackle in Week 1.
Derrius Guice
Update: Derrius Guice diagnosed with torn ACL
Fri, Aug 10, 2018, 1:37 PM
Ian Rapoport on Twitter
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Redskins second-round RB Derrius Guice suffered a torn ACL in Thursday's preseason game against the Patriots.
Analysis: Just brutal. It was reported earlier that Guice had escaped with just a sprained MCL but an MRI revealed the bad news on Friday. Assuming the usual recovery time, the 21-year-old will miss all of 2018. It's a huge blow to a Redskins running game that was hoping for a lift this year. In his absence, Samaje Perine should be the favorite for early-down carries with Chris Thompson occupying his usual role on passing downs. Rob Kelley will also be in the mix for short-yardage/goal-line work.
Derrius Guice
Guice diagnosed with MCL sprain, getting MRI
Fri, Aug 10, 2018, 10:21 AM
Ian Rapoport on Twitter
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Derrius Guice has been diagnosed with a sprained MCL.
Analysis: RapSheet reports Guice will have an MRI to confirm the diagnosis. On one hand it's good news that it's nothing serious, but MCL sprains are typically multi-week injuries. We may not see Guice the rest of training camp and preseason, but he should be okay by the time Week 1 rolls around. It can't be good news for his early workload, but Guice could quickly re-lap his competition.
Derrius Guice
Guice exits preseason opener with knee injury
Thu, Aug 9, 2018, 7:30 PM
Derrius Guice exited the Redskins' preseason opener with a knee injury.
Analysis: The extent is unknown, and all the Redskins announced was that Guice was being "evaluated." Beat writers did notice Guice talking to teammates after being checked on by trainers, but he had icebags taped to the knee. Guice was the 59th pick in April's draft. His ADP has been in the third and fourth rounds.
Samaje Perine
Samaje Perine 'odd man out' in Washington?
Wed, Aug 8, 2018, 3:22 PM
ESPN's John Keim considers Samaje Perine the "odd man out" in the Redskins' backfield.
Analysis: Perine and Rob Kelley are likely competing for one spot. The Redskins plan to keep four running backs, but want Byron Marshall or Kapri Bibbs to back up Chris Thompson. Perine has more trade value than Kelley, so it's possible he'll be moved before final cuts.
Jordan Reed
Reed: Still work to do with conditioning
Mon, Aug 6, 2018, 1:17 PM
John Keim on Twitter
Jordan Reed says he is still catching up with his conditioning in Redskins training camp.
Analysis: Reed didn't start running until a month before camp, and said he's still looking for "more burst, quickness and speed." Reed did say he feels good overall. "The only thing I have to work on is that burst," Reed said. "I've still got a lot of strengthening to do, explosive work to back to my full potential." Now 28, it's possible Reed never fully regains the burst he's looking for. He has dealt with so many injuries. But even a slightly-diminished Reed would still be a huge weapon for the Redskins if he is back to 100 percent health.
Robert Kelley
Rob Kelley slims down to 221 pounds
Thu, Aug 2, 2018, 3:35 PM
Washington Post
Rob Kelley says he's down to 221 pounds this season.
Analysis: Kelley has typically been listed between 228-233 as a pro after weighing in at 249 as a college senior. Understanding that he's on the roster bubble, Kelley is spending the summer trying to improve his special teams and pass-catching value. Kelley might save his roster spot, but he's unlikely to come into the fantasy value he had in 2017.
Josh Doctson
Josh Doctson (shoulder) 'checked out fine'
Thu, Aug 2, 2018, 8:35 AM
Redskins on Twitter
Redskins coach Jay Gruden said Josh Doctson (shoulder) "checked out fine."
Analysis: Doctson landed hard on his shoulder during Wednesday's practice and immediately left the field. He reportedly escaped with just an AC sprain and/or shoulder bruise, however, and Gruden's comments seem to confirm he is dealing with a minor injury. Doctson will miss a few practices, but he should be back on the field soon.
Chris Thompson
Chris Thompson not fully healthy?
Wed, Aug 1, 2018, 5:34 PM
Chris Thompson (leg) doesn't expect to be fully recovered until November.
Analysis: Thompson avoided the active/PUP list but has been limited in training camp. It's a red flag he doesn't feel back to pre-injury form, but we haven't seen any doubt over his Week 1 status. Thompson could need regular days off during the season to avoid setbacks.
Josh Doctson
Report: Doctson has AC sprain/shoulder bruise
Wed, Aug 1, 2018, 1:18 PM
Ian Rapoport on Twitter
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that it "sounds like" Josh Doctson suffered an AC sprain and/or shoulder bruise in Wednesday's practice.
Josh Doctson
Doctson hurts shoulder, update coming Thurs.
Wed, Aug 1, 2018, 11:35 AM
Redskins on Twitter
Josh Doctson exited Wednesday's practice with a shoulder injury.
Analysis: Doctson landed hard on his shoulder and immediately left the field, bypassing the trainer's tent and heading directly inside the team facility for further evaluation. The Redskins announced they will provide an update on Thursday. Doctson missed most of his 2016 rookie season before being ultra-inconsistent as a sophomore last year. Any long-term injury would be a big blow to the offense.