Washington Football Team has moved on from Derrius Guice following the running back's arrest on domestic-violence related charges. Guice, 23, arrived to the league in 2018 after Washington selected him in the second round of the 2018 NFL draft but he didn't have a dream start to his NFL career as health issues limited him to only five games played.
In those five games -- of which one was start, Guice had 49 touches, 324 yards and three touchdowns. Washington has depth at the running back position with as they have give more running backs on the roster -- Adrian Peterson, Peyton Barber, J.D.
McKissic, Antonio Gibson and Bryce Love. "On Thursday we learned of a potential domestic violence-related incident involving RB Derrius Guice,” the team said in a statement. “We immediately alerted the National Football League and have continued to work with them during this process.
We then met with Derrius to inform him that he was excused from all team activity pending a review of this matter. This afternoon we learned that there were multiple charges filed against Derrius. Upon review of the nature of these charges and following internal discussions, we have decided to release Derrius immediately”.
Meanwhile, Cooper Kupp aiming an extension
Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Kupp is entering the final year of his rookie contract and he is hoping he and the team will agree on an extension. Kupp, who was selected by the Rams in the third round of the 2017 NFL draft, has been an integral part of the team's offense over the last few years.
"We haven’t had any conversations so far,” Kupp said in a videoconference, as quoted on Pro Football Talk. “I’m obviously incredibly grateful to be here and to be able to play for a great organization.
I love it here. I don’t want to go anywhere. But, you know, in terms of all the contract stuff, I’m really letting all that stuff be handled by my agent and staying out of it. I’m just really excited to be back playing football.
Above everything else going in the world right now, just being able to come in here and be with the guys, work together with these guys toward something great, that’s really what I’m excited about. So, everything outside of that, I’m really letting my agent take care of it.
"I feel great coming into this season. Feel strong. I feel incredibly healthy, just feel that I’m exactly where I want to be. I feel fast. All that stuff, I feel like we’ve attacked that offseason the right way”.