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Redskins rookie Derrius Guice tears ACL in preseason game against Patriots; out for year

Washington Redskins running back Derrius Guice, center, receives attention on the field after an injury during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Washington Redskins rookie running back Derrius Guice will miss the entire 2018 season after suffering a torn ACL in Thursday night's preseason game against the New England Patriots.

Guice injured his left knee in the first quarter of the team's preseason opener to the Patriots. He finished with six carries for 19 yards in a Redskins 26-17 loss.

The second-round pick out of LSU was projected to be an opening-game starter based on his versatility as a runner and receiver out of the backfield.

Guice's absence now has lead to a presumed open competition for the starting running back role. The current backs on the roster are Chris Thompson, Samaje Perine, Rob Kelly, Kapri Bibbs, Byron Marshall, and Martez Carter.

Washington also loss tight end Manasseh Garner for the season with an ACL injury. The team tweeted that Guice and Garner are expected to make a full recovery.

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