The Jaguars are in trouble at the running back position.
Starting RB Leonard Fournette is out indefinitely with a hamstring injury. It seems likely that he’ll be out until at least the bye week.
Third string running back Corey Grant, who specializes as a gadget player in Nate Hackett’s offense, sustained a foot injury against the Chiefs that landed him on the season ending injured reserve.
That leaves TJ Yeldon and Brandon Wilds as the only two running backs able to take the field in the immediate future.
Yeldon is certainly capable of taking on the work load of a lead back but has been dealing with an ankle injury of his own, and while he hasn’t missed a game yet, he’s not fully healthy.
Brandon Wilds is healthy but lacks the experience to be considered a viable choice as the lead back should TJ Yeldon be forced to miss any time.
The Jaguars typically like to keep three backs on roster. They’ll need to make a roster move this week in order to get there.
It appears the Jaguars have found their man. According to Ryan O'Halloran RB David Williams, who was on the Denver Broncos practice squad, is expected to sign with the Jaguars Tuesday.
Williams will once again be a teammate of Brandon Wilds. The two played at South Carolina together in their college days, prior to Williams making his way to Arkansas. He was a seventh round pick by the Broncos in April’s draft. At 6’1’’ and 229 lbs. Williams should be able to bring physicality to the RB position. He doesn't feature the same skill set as Corey Grant, but he’s a young player that could potentially have staying power in the NFL if he figures things out.
Williams figures to be the third back in the rotation for the Jaguars when they take on the Cowboys in Dallas this Sunday.
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