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Jay Gruden Redskins Presser: We’re just waiting for the green light for Derrius Guice to play

Jay Gruden answers questions after today’s practice

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Jay Gruden talked to the media after today’s practice. He gave injury updates on players like Terry McLaurin, Paul Richardson Jr., Shaun Wilson, and Derrius Guice. Gruden said that they are waiting for the green light to play Guice, but Ian Rapoport has reported the plan is to play him this Thursday night against the Falcons. And no updates on the Trent Williams holdout...

Paul Richardson Jr.:

Terry McLaurin:

“He’s been practicing every week, every day. He’s been fine in practice.”

Derrius Guice:

“He wasn’t clear for full contact, but he’s OK to practice. He should be OK here pretty soon.”

Shaun Wilson:

“Yes. He has a pretty good ankle [injury], so he’ll be out for a little while.”

Preparing for 3rd preseason game:

“Yeah, we do for sure. The third preseason game, you watch a little more film and prepare, try to make it as realistic to a game week as you can without going overboard. But yeah, we’ll put a little bit more preparation time into it, so they get used to how we practice, how we run the cards – all that stuff in practice.”

QB wristbands:

“All our quarterbacks wear wristbands. We have some wordy plays and sometimes it’s quicker to read a number and then they can read the play. So, they all wear it.”

Samaje Perine:

“Yeah, he hasn’t had many good looks for sure, we have to do a better job of paving some holes for him and eliminate the one yard, no yard gains. So, I think that’s been a point of emphasis for us to try and get the running game going this week and that’s something we will try and intend to do, try to get him more looks and get better looks because once he sees a hole, he’s been really good with his vision. But, there hasn’t been anywhere to go for him, unfortunately. So we’ve got to do a better job up front, quarterbacks, tight ends, receivers, everybody.”

Different kind of RB?:

“Yeah, for sure, it’s the same thing with receivers, you have some bigger type receivers that are a bit more physical. Same thing with the running backs, you have your first-down backs, you have your third-down backs, you have guys that can do a little bit of both. So, he’s definitely more of a first, second-down back, but he’s been much better in protection on third down and his routes have gotten a lot better as well.”

Trent Williams:

Trent keeping up with the playbook?:

“Trent is very smart. He can handle it.”

Kick return ability affects roster spot:

“Very much so. Trey Quinn has been able to return punts. We’ve got to get [Greg] Stroman some, [Steven] Sims [Jr] some and whoever else can get back there – maybe [Jimmy] Moreland. Kick return right now has been [Byron] Marshall pretty much so we’ll have to look at some other people there as well. We have to find a returner and that returner, odds are, will make the team.”