Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Redskins are placing RB Derrius Guice is going on injured reserve with an MCL sprain.
The Redskins have already confirmed the news and announced that they’ve placed CB Simeon Thomas on the reserve/suspended list.
Washington also activated CB Danny Johnson from the physically unable to perform list, promoted RB Josh Ferguson to their active roster and signed RB Derrick Gore and LB Peter Robertson to their practice squad.
It’s good news for Guice, who avoids an ACL tear and what would be the second major injury of his young career since being drafted in 2018.
Guice won’t play this week and Rapoport adds the Redskins might be cautious and shut down Guice for the rest of the season.
The second-year runner already went on injured reserve for several weeks this season after undergoing surgery on his meniscus. He was designated to return by Washington a few weeks ago.
Guice, 22, is a former second-round pick of the Redskins back in 2018. He’s currently in the second year of his four-year, $4,541,936 contract that includes a $1,383,224 signing bonus.
In 2019, Guice has appeared in five games for the Redskins and rushed for 245 yards on 42 carries (5.8 YPC) to go along with seven receptions for 79 yards receiving and three total touchdowns.