We know Chris Thompson figures to be a big part of the backfield workforce, but he's also coming off a season-ending injury a year ago with a fractured right fibula Other candidates include Byron Marshall or Kapri Bibbs, who have some big-play ability.
In 2017, Washington was bit pretty hard by the injury bug. Now, he'll likely pick up some extra carries, too. His season is officially over before it really got started. Of course, Kelley's unexpected regression opened the door for then rookie running back Perine to take on an increased role, and he didn't fail to impress down the stretch. Some guys need modification for one reason or another.
Guice left at the end of the first quarter of Washington's preseason opener Thursday night against the Patriots after he was tackled following a 34-yard gain that was negated by a penalty.
Instead, Guice's National Football League career starts with a medical redshirt.
While the Redskins have been rotating their running backs in training camp, coaches have been pleased with Guice's development, and teammates anticipated him being the opening-game starter.
In Weeks 11-17, Perine averaged 2.65 yards after contact per attempt, ranking 12th among running backs with at least 100 attempts in said span.