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Jay Gruden Redskins Presser: We could do RB by committee this year

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Jay Gruden gives updates before today's practice.

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Jay Gruden was asked about the devastating loss of rookie RB Derrius Guice for the season with a torn ACL. He also gave injury updates on Matt Ioannidis, Trey Quinn, DaRon Payne, and Chris Thompson. The Redskins aren't looking to add a RB right now, and could go RB by committe this year. The Jets are coming to town tomorrow for joint practices leading up to the 2nd preseason game on Thursday.

Derrius Guice:

"Well, he is an explosive player, you know, he brought what we didn’t really know about him because he didn’t do it a lot at LSU was his hands, his catching ability, his pass blocking skills were pretty darn good. He picked up a safety blitz in the game the other night. So we were impressed with his total package, not just his running skills but we will continue to be impressed, he will be stronger when he comes back than he is now. And we’ll move on with Samaje [Perine], Rob [Kelley], and Chris [Thompson], and Byron [Marshall], and Kapri [Bibbs].”

Bringing in a RB?:

RB by committee:

New York Jets/Terrelle Pryor:

"Yeah, [New England Patriots] just started doing it this year. I think, for us, it just depends on if we can get someone to come down here, you know. We stay here obviously and we can’t go anywhere else so, we need somebody to come here, and we were fortunate to get the Patriots the first year, and then Houston [Texans], and now the Jets came. It’s not a do or die situation to make or break your season, but it is a benefit, I think, to break up the monotony of training camp to get somebody else in here and go against somebody different, instead of doing: ‘ok, it’s 1st-and-10 again, ok, let’s go third down’ you know what I mean? Against the same people, so, it’s a great chance to see different looks, different fronts, different coverages and go against different people to see how they do things.”

Chris Thompson:

DaRon Payne:

Trey Quinn:

Matt Ioannidis:

Joshua Holsey:

Rob Kelley vs Samaje Perine:

"I’ve been impressed with both those guys. You know, a lot of talk has been on Derrius [Guice] and deservingly so. He’s had a great camp and OTA’s, but Rob Kelley has lost a little bit of weight. He looks quicker in the hole to me, and Semaje [Perine] just looks more comfortable to me. You know, he had a couple of nice hits in the game the other night, powerful, low to the ground runner. I think those guys are good backs we just got to figure out, you know, if we are going to use both of them on game day If Byron Marshall is going to be up, Chris Thompson. We have a lot of work to do before we decide who’s going to be our number one back, or our feature back, or who’s dressing on game day. We’ll just let it play out and see what happens.”

Shaun Dion Hamilton: