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The Redskins have long believed in Derrius Guice's ability, and he showed that ability in Carolina

The Redskins have long believed in Derrius Guice's ability, and he showed that ability in Carolina

Derrius Guice has experienced a lot during his brief tenure with the Redskins. The second-year pro came to the organization after an unforeseen fall in the 2018 Draft, tore his ACL as a rookie and then worked like crazy to get back into playing shape for this season only to tear his meniscus in Week 1.

But on Sunday against the Panthers, Guice finally got to experience something else: A massive, breakout performance. In Washington's surprising 29-21 win in Carolina, Guice went off for 129 yards and two touchdowns on just 10 attempts. 

It was the kind of afternoon he, the franchise and the franchise's fans had all envisioned for quite some time.

"I've always had confidence," Guice told reporters postgame. "Just had bad luck and couldn't really show it. It's always been there, though."

No. 29's two visits to the end zone, each from a yard out, were the first two rushing scores of his career. Those weren't his two most notable runs, however.

In the first quarter, Guice took a handoff and, after some terrific initial blocking by the left side of the Redskins' offensive line, cut to the outside and rumbled down the sideline for 60 yards. When asked to walk the media through that particular highlight, he said simply, "It was open."

Much later on in the fourth quarter, Guice again broke through on a run to the left, annihilated a linebacker with a stiff-arm that wasn't appropriate for all audiences and then fought through a few more defenders before being pushed out at the one-yard line. His thoughts on that sequence were a little more entertaining.

"That's just instincts," he said. "I just broke through an arm tackle and he was the first guy there. And my first instinct is to punch him and see what's up."

"He runs so hard," Dwayne Haskins said during his press conference. "It's so fun watching him."

Throughout Guice's career with the Burgundy and Gold, coaches and players have used all sorts of words to describe him. He's been lauded as talented, dynamic, explosive and physical, along with plenty of other adjectives.

Yet, because of his injury issues, all of those descriptions couldn't be backed up with proof. That is, until Sunday happened. The former second-round pick validated those who have long believed in his potential and also proved how real that potential is to those who have doubted him. 

"It's been hell, literally," Guice said. "I'm just really strong mentally."

With four games left in this season and hopefully many more seasons to go after that, Guice surely thinks that what he did in Week 13 is the first of many standout efforts. Considering all that he's been through, though, it sure was rewarding to see the first finally happen.


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Dwayne Haskins wants the Redskins to draft another Buckeye wide receiver

Dwayne Haskins wants the Redskins to draft another Buckeye wide receiver

The Redskins recruiting coordinator and quarterback Dwayne Haskins wants to reunite with another one of his former Buckeye teammates in the NFL.

On Thursday, Haskins quote tweeted a video of WR K.J. Hill's highlights at the Senior Bowl with the caption "Need em."

After a back-and-forth, the Redskins' first-round draft pick sealed his approval on the draft prospect by tagging the Redskins' team account. 

K.J. Hill overlapped with Haskins for two years with the Ohio State Buckeyes. During Haskins' final year in Columbus, Hill was the No. 2 receiver with 70 receptions for 885 yards and six touchdowns. 

There was a small dip in production for Hill after Haskins left for the NFL, however, he became a bigger red zone target with 10 touchdowns. 

If the Redskins decided to adhere to their QB's requests, he would not be the only former pass-catching Buckeye to wear the Burgandy and Gold. Third-round draft pick Terry McLaurin was also on the 2018 Ohio State squad before making the move to the NFL.

Hill is just the latest player to be endorsed by Haskins since he became the Redskins starter.  Haskins has tweeted support for the Redskins to bring on Chad Johnson as a wide receiving coach, to draft Chase Young with the No. 2 overall pick, and to sign free agent WR Antonio Brown

Additionally, he understandably asked Trent Williams to come back to protect him on the offensive line after Bruce Allen was removed. 

Could the Redskins go and get another Buckeye in the draft?

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Redskins' Tress Way on his Pro Bowl experience: 'I did not realize it was this fun'

Redskins' Tress Way on his Pro Bowl experience: 'I did not realize it was this fun'

The Redskins may just have one Pro Bowler, but punter Tress Way is having an incredible time in Miami thus far.

The second-team All-Pro recipient has been in Orlando for less than 48 hours, but has quickly realized just how fun the week of the NFL's all-star game truly is.

"This sounds funny, but I did not realize it was this fun," Way told's Gabe Henderson on Wednesday on how his week has been thus far.

One of the punter's favorite parts of the week thus far was the basketball shoot-off Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll organized.

"Coach [Pete] Carroll had a shoot-off, had a basketball goal set up and a free throw line," Way said. "He kept calling offensive and defensive guys to come shoot for 30 seconds, and whoever made the most won. The place was going nuts. We had a quick meeting, came out here and did a glorified walkthrough, blasting music, dancing, throwing the ball around. It's seriously so fun, and it's just getting started."

Way, a first-time Pro Bowler, is not enjoying the experience by himself. Several family members made the trek down to Orlando to support the 29-year-old.

"I'm so thankful. This is so awesome," he said. "My whole family is here. I got more family coming. It is definitely surreal."

But perhaps the part Way is looking forward to the most is how he's planning on spending his Thursday evening. 

Way and his family are planning on spending the night at Harry Potter World. The punter never got into the series, much to his mother and little brother's dismay, but plans on going all-in when he arrives.

"I plan on learning all the spells, picking up a custom wand, and having a couple butter beers," Way said. "Really just embarrassing my wife, that's the main goal here. I will be the Master of Death; I will have all three deathly hollows by the time I leave, and pretty much just nerding out the entire night."