Redskins Fail to Overcome Injuries In Week 1

By Jakob Vaughan

September 9th, 2019

Adrian Peterson was a healthy scratch for the first time in his 13-year career on Sunday against the Eagles. Redskins players were not happy with Coach Gruden’s decision to list future hall of famer, Adrian Peterson, as inactive. Head coach, Jay Gruden, said that this will be a week-to-week decision on Peterson’s game status. Peterson was also not happy with the unexpected decision from Jay Gruden and starting OT, Morgan Moses, said making Adrian Peterson a healthy scratch was a “slap in the face” on 106.7 The Fan. Guice and Thompson combined for a total of 13 carries for 28 yards on the ground in route to a 27-32 Week 1 loss, after leading 20-7 at halftime.

Washington will be without two of their starters going forward for multiple weeks. DT, Jonathan Allen, is considered week-to-week with a MCL knee sprain. Redskins’ starting RB, Derrius Guice, will miss some time due to a knee injury. Guice carried the ball 10 times for a total of 18 yards in Sunday’s season opener against the Eagles in Philadelphia. The news came as a surprise to the Washington Redskins’ coaching staff ‪on Monday afternoon. Head coach, Jay Gruden, seemed concerned, as Guice will miss multiple games. The knee injury did occur to the opposite knee of his repaired ACL injured left knee. Derrius Guice was seen entering the medical tent during Sunday’s game, but told the media afterwards, he only had to urinate

Redskins’ fans should be hopeful, as two veteran players could be on the field in Week 2, including the end to a contract holdout. Redskins LT, Trent Williams, reportedly could end his contract holdout and return to the team as early as next week. TE, Jordan Reed, missed Week 1 with a concussion that he suffered in the preseason, but Reed should be active and ready to go for practice this week. After blowing a 17-0 lead over the Eagles, the Washington Redskins face the Dallas Cowboys at home in Week 2 ‪at 1PM on Sunday.