Redskins Senior Vice President of Player Personnel Doug Williams also spoke after today's practice. He explained why Adrian Peterson was signed over other running backs who visited. He gave a quick update on Derrius Guice following his ACL surgery yesterday. And talked about the depth/competition at RB and WR. His part starts at 7:20 in the video below.
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Williams on Peterson: I dont know what he has left in the tank, but what I saw yesterday was a lot of fuel in the tank.— ig: JPFinlayNBCS (@JPFinlayNBCS) August 21, 2018
Doug Williams to the podium. This was scheduled before the Peterson news.— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) August 21, 2018
He says the separation factor for Peterson over Charles was AP’s willingness to workout. Then he crushed said workout.
Williams: Drafting Guice gave the Redskins hope for an improved backfield in 2018, but Kelley and Perine also looked better to start offseason— ig: JPFinlayNBCS (@JPFinlayNBCS) August 21, 2018
Williams says #Redskins felt good about RB group until the Perine and Marshall injuries hit— ig: JPFinlayNBCS (@JPFinlayNBCS) August 21, 2018
Williams says #Redskins have about 2 weeks to figure out their RB roster. Says Peterson can prove he belongs, but others can do that too— ig: JPFinlayNBCS (@JPFinlayNBCS) August 21, 2018
Asked about WR roster competition, Doug Williams says Cam Sims "threw a hand grenade into this thing"— ig: JPFinlayNBCS (@JPFinlayNBCS) August 21, 2018
I had been told last week that Harris had taken a hit to the head, but never nailed it down. Williams just said he’s been dealing with a concussion on top of the ankle. So there’s that.— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) August 21, 2018
Williams “loves” the defensive front. He says they know what’s at stake.— Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) August 21, 2018