Redskins Activate RB Derrius Guice Off IR

Redskins RB Derrius Guice moments after the knee injury in 2018. Photo by Eric Canha/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

Washington Redskins’ struggling offense is getting significant help in the second part 2019 NFL season. The team announced on Thursday that they have activated second-year running back Derrius Guice off injured reserve list.

Guice, who missed the first part of the season with a knee injury, will return to Redskins’ lineup in Week 11 game against New York Jets. Washington is on bye this week.

Despite being on injured reserve for the past eight weeks, Guice’s rehab was going well enough that he could start working out several weeks ago. He returned to team practice in late October and has been a participant in regular team activities ever since. 

“It was good to get him on the practice field,” – Washington’s interim head coach Bill Callahan told reporters at the time. “He’s worked hard to get back, and his workload was a good amount today but not too much because we’re still monitoring his conditioning level as he works back into football. So, it was great to see him work at the level that he did today.”

Derrius Guice struggled to remain on the field ever since Washington Redskins took him in the second round of 2018 NFL Draft. Guice was forced to miss his rookie season entirely due to a torn ACL he suffered in the preseason. After returning to health this year, he made his pro debut in Week 1 against Philadelphia Eagles.

Guice, however, didn’t manage to finish the game as he left it early due to a knee injury. Before his exit, he rushed for 18 yards and caught three passes for 20 yards. It was later revealed that he tore his meniscus and required a surgery, which eventually landed him on IR.