Jonas Gray rushed for 23 yards on nine carries and had a four-yard reception in Sunday's loss to Houston.
Gray doubled his workload in his second game in Jacksonville from five touches to 10. His total yards decreased, however, from 31 to 27. Though the diminished production no doubt has a lot to do with going from playing one of the league's worst defenses in New Orleans to one of the best in Houston, Gray showed nothing that would indicate that he'll challenge T.J. Yeldon for carries in 2016.
Jonas Gray could see an increased workload Sunday against the Texans.
Gray backed up Denard Robinson last week against the Saints, finishing with 31 yards on five carries, with a 25-yard rush that was nullified by a holding penalty. Starter T.J. Yeldon's (knee) status is very much up in the air entering Week 17, and if he doesn't play, Gray could be slated for a larger share of the carries alongside Robinson. "It was good to see Jonas get some carries," offensive coordinator Greg Olson said. "We'll try to find out more about him in this finale but I have a good feel for Denard (Robinson) right now and where he's at. ... I have a pretty good feel for T.J. and Denard and trying to get a better feel for Jonas this week." Even if Robinson ends up with the starting designation, it looks as though the Jacksonville Jaguars will attempt to get an extended look at Gray in what's ultimately a meaningless game.
Gray joined the team off of the Dolphins' practice squad earlier in the month, and Sunday marked his first action in a Jaguars uniform. While listed as the backup to Denard Robinson, Gray ended up essentially splitting the workload with Robinson, though the Jaguars rushed only 15 times as a team after falling behind 24-0 in the first half. If primary starter T.J. Yeldon (knee) remains out, Robinson figures to enter Week 17's matchup with Houston as the No. 1 back, but Gray likely showed enough Sunday - he broke off a 23-yard run, the Jags' longest of the day - to warrant a minor backup role. If Yeldon is cleared to return, Gray may struggle to see the field.
The Jaguars are signing Jonas Gray off the Dolphins' practice squad, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
With T.J. Yeldon (knee) unable to finish Sunday's win over the Colts, the Jaguars were left with Denard Robinson and Joe Banyard in the backfield. The early-week transaction is a bad sign for Yeldon's chances of suiting up for Sunday's game against the Falcons, but it is also possible that the Jaguars are just being cautious. Robinson will get most of the work if Yeldon misses time, with Gray and Banyard perhaps chipping in.
Jonas Gray , who was cut by the Dolphins on Monday, has joined the team's practice squad, the Miami Herald reports.
Despite a rash of running back injuries around the league, Gray was unable to land a 53-man roster spot, so he'll stay with the Dolphins and is thus an injury away from returning to the team's backfield mix, which now includes Lamar Miller, Jay Ajayi and Damien Williams.
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