- The Washington Times - Tuesday, November 5, 2019

The Washington Redskins released running back Craig Reynolds on Tuesday, a move that potentially sets up the return of Derrius Guice. 

Guice started practicing last week and is eligible to come back from injured reserve for the team’s Week 11 matchup against the New York Jets. But to activate the 2018 second-rounder to the active roster, the Redskins had to make a roster move — which is why Reynolds’ release makes sense. 

The Redskins did not announce a corresponding move with Reynolds’ release. 

An undrafted free agent out of Kutztown, Reynolds spent most of the year on the practice squad before being promoted on Oct. 19 with backup Chris Thompson out with a toe injury. 

Guice tore his meniscus in a Week 1 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. The Redskins placed him on injured reserve, but expected him to return during the season.

Interim coach Bill Callahan has not said how he plans to divide reps upon Guice’s return. Under former coach Jay Gruden, veteran Adrian Peterson was made inactive in Philadelphia, but such a move would be a surprise given the running back’s production and Callahan’s affinity for running the ball. 

“(Guice has) worked diligently in his rehabilitation,” Callahan said. “He’s come back from two knee surgeries and he’s really focused on trying to get himself well. Along that line, I observed him work harder than I’ve ever seen him work. And it’s always tough for rehabilitation. I think the players will tell you the rehabs are much tougher than the normal practices.

“So, he’s gone through quite a bit and I’m proud of the way he’s worked and the way he’s attacked his rehabilitation.”

The Redskins are on the bye this week after suffering a 24-9 loss to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. They’re just 1-8 this season .

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