The paper says general manager John Idzik doesn't need to chase running backs in free agency but possibly should draft one in the later rounds "to see if you can develop a back behind the top three."
Although their greatest needs are at wide receiver and tight end, the
One week after rushing for 109 yards on 20 carries, Ivory touched the ball just five times, finishing with 19 yards on the ground. Instead, Powell got the bulk of the work, carrying the ball 21 times for 76 yards, while adding a 30-yard completion out of the wildcat.
The Jets used a running-back-by-committee approach for much of the season, so the two players ended up with similar overall numbers. Ivory led the team with 833 yards on 182 carries and three touchdowns, while Powell accumulated 697 yards on 176 carries, with one touchdown.
He bolted up the middle for a season-long 39 yards with 34 seconds remaining in the second quarter to set up a field goal that tied the game at 10-10. He finished with 54 yards on seven attempts, but added 26 yards on four receptions. He managed just 8 yards in five attempts in the second half.
Powell will try to put together a more consistent effort when the Jets finish their season in Week 17 at Miami.
Powell broke free for a 15-yard run in the second quarter for his longest gain of the day. He was also involved in the passing game with four catches for 19 yards. He had eight carries for 37 (4.6 yards per carry) in a 30-20 defeat.\
Powell has been held under 42 yards in each of his last 10 games played. He'll look to bounce back in Week 16 against the Browns.
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|2013||New York Jets||16||11||1||1||100.0||30||30.00||30||0||0||0/0||1||0||118.8|
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