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The Washington Football Team released Derrius Guice on Friday after the running back turned himself in to authorities on domestic violence charges.

Here's how we got here...

April 2018: Washington selects Guice in the second round (No. 58 overall) in the 2018 NFL Draft. Guice was considered one of the best running backs in the class, but unsourced, unspecified character concerns caused him to slip into the second round.

August 9, 2018: In his first NFL preseason game, Guice landed awkwardly on his left knee, forcing him to leave the game. The injury was initially diagnosed as a sprained MCL, but his MRI revealed that the running back had torn his left ACL. 

August 10, 2018: Guice is placed on Injured Reserve, ending his rookie season before it even began.

July 13, 2019: The running back suffered a setback in his rehab, making his return for the start of training camp questionable. Despite the setback, Guice did not seem too concerned.

August 13, 2019: As Washington prepares for its second preseason game, then-head coach Jay Gruden announces that Guice is still not ready to participate in full-contact activities.


August 22, 2019: After a year-plus absence, Guice makes his return to the field in a preseason clash against the Atlanta Falcons, and impressed in limited action.

September 2, 2019: Following roster cuts, Gruden says he thinks Washington's offense will "go through" Guice.

September 8, 2019: Guice makes his NFL debut, carrying the ball 10 times for 18 yards in Washington's 32-27 loss to Philadelphia. 

September 9, 2018: News emerged that Guice tore his right meniscus during Washington's Week 1 loss. 

September 13, 2019: After undergoing knee surgery earlier in the week, Washington placed Guice on Injured Reserve. He missed the team's next eight games as a result.

November 17, 2019: Guice returns to Washington's active roster for the team's Week 11 contest against the Jets. In Washington's blowout loss, quarterback Dwayne Haskins connected with Guice on a 45-yard touchdown, the first score of his career.

December 1, 2019: Guice turns in the best outing of his career, rushing 10 times for 129 yards and two touchdowns in Washington's victory over the Carolina Panthers.

December 8, 2019: After an impressive first half against the Green Bay Packers, Guice was forced to leave the game early with another knee injury.

December 10, 2019: An MRI reveals that Guice has a sprained MCL, the same knee he tore his ACL in the year prior. Washington rules him out for their Week 15 contest versus Philadelphia.

December 10, 2019: Washington places Guice on Injured Reserve, ending his season. 

February 5, 2020: Guice explains that he's frustrated by the "soft" label, explains he has to keep going and prove people wrong.

June 18, 2020: As Guice gears up for his third NFL season, the running back posts a video of himself squatting 585 pounds and looking fully healthy. 

July 27, 2020: As Washington begins training camp amid the pandemic, good news emerges that Guice is fully healthy and cleared to play.

July 31, 2020: In a media session with local reporters, Washington running backs coach Randy Jordan praises Guice and is eager to see what he can do in a full 16-game season.


August 7, 2020: Guice turns himself in to local authorities on domestic violence charges.

August 7, 2020: Washington releases Guice.

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