RICHMOND—The Redskins will be without second-year cornerback Josh Holsey for the start of training camp and it’s not due to anything that happened related to football.
According to Mike Garafolo of NFL media, Holsely suffered a freak injury when a table fell on his foot. Yes, you got that right.
There was no indication of the exact nature of the foot injury or how long it might sideline Holsey.
Holsey was a seventh-round pick in 2017. He was active for 12 games and he appeared mostly on special teams. On defense, he played just nine snaps.
He is in competition for a roster spot with rookies Adonis Alexander and Greg Stroman. Although he is likely to start the season far down on the depth chart if he does make a team, it’s not good to lose a player this early.
Jay Gruden is scheduled to address the media today at about 4 p.m. and he should have further updates then.
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Joe Gibbs and his team celebrated their Sunday Daytona 500 win in the coolest (and most delicious) way possible: bringing their silver-plated, 54-pound trophy into a Steak 'n Shake.
No, we're not kidding.
As if three Super Bowls with the 'Skins wasn't enough, it looks like this man just can't stop winning.
The fast food tradition started back in 1993, after Joe Gibbs Racing won that edition of the Daytona 500. But this victory was extra special.
JGR's victory and 1-2-3 sweep at the podium honored Gibbs' son, J.D., who died just last month of a degenerative neurological disease. It was Joe's first win since the passing of his son.
J.D. had been involved with Joe Gibbs Racing since its start in 1991, participating as both a crew member and driver. Team members held up a banner throughout lap 11, commemorating his jersey number when he played for the William & Mary football team.
And before heading off to Steak 'n Shake to party, Gibbs gave an emotional post-race interview that is absolutely worth your time:
It has been a little more than six months since Derrius Guice's rookie season ended on his sixth carry of the Redskins' preseason opener. So, how's the running back's rehab from his torn ACL going?
Well, conveniently enough, Guice chronicled his comeback in a "Derrius Diary" post on his team's website, giving a first person account of how his offseason is progressing.
In that blog, No. 29 first explained how the infections that stemmed from his surgery — infections that set him back two months — really made him question why he was facing so much adversity so early into his career.
"I had to play catch-up, so I had to work a lot harder and spend a lot more hours here, getting rehab in the weight room, catching up on my running and stuff," Guice said. "It was tough, when I already started over in August, and then I had to start over again in December. It was kind of like, what’s going on?"
Once he got past those troubles, though, the 'Skins' 2018 second-rounder has largely been a fixture at the franchise's Ashburn facility. That constant work has helped him get back to full strength in his arms and put him in a place where he's able to sprint at 100-percent in a straight line.
Guice wrote that he's not doing any lateral movements at full speed yet and he still wants to keep building up his legs, but with more than five months until training camp, he's got the time to do so.
"We're right there," he said. "We just take it week to week. I’m still strong as an ox. We’re getting it back."
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