2018 NFL Power Rankings: Eagles no longer on top after Week 2 of preseason

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27. Washington Redskins

It’s only been two games, and the Washington Redskins have already been viewed as one of the biggest victims of the injury bug this preseason when looking at what the team has been dealing with, especially at running back. After seeing Derrius Guice slip into the second round of this year’s draft, the Redskins were excited to see what kind of impact the former LSU star was going to make as a rookie before he suffered a torn ACL during the opener against the New England Patriots.

With Guice’s season over before it even started, Washington has been exploring other possible options at running back, including Adrian Peterson. In a way, it’s kind of surprising that Peterson is still without a home at this point in the preseason, and even though there are some concerns surrounding the veteran, last year showed he still has some gas left in the old tank.

Washington’s recent win over the Jets shows they have some candidates capable of stepping up at running back in Guice’s absence, but the argument can be made that neither of them compare to what Peterson brings to the table. There aren’t many players at Peterson’s age that can handle 37 carries in a single game like he did last season, so the Redskins are playing it smart by exploring this option.