The report says two of them likely won't make the team, but figuring out the carries could be tough. Johnson averaged 18 rushes per game in his six seasons with the Titans. Ivory averaged 12 per game last season as the Jets' leading rusher. Powell averaged 11 last season. That's a total of 41 rushes for their top three backs.
"Everybody’s goal is to put wins on the board," said Johnson. "We’re not really worried about the carries, who's going to play this down and that down. We’ve all just got one focus and that’s winning."
Richardson was waived by the Rams earlier in the week, after a disappointing sophomore season that saw him lose his starting job while averaging just 3.1 yards per carry in eight games. He will likely be buried on the depth chart to start out in New York.
Over 24 career games he totaled 690 rush yards and 284 receiving yards on 38 catches.
General manager Les Snead sees no reason why Richardson can't put himself back into the backfield picture, however, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
"We've all seen what he can do," Snead said. "...What you like about the whole thing is as you bring in more players, as we all grow here, there's more competition. We're all better when we have competition. Daryl's the type of person, I do know this, when he was inactive he didn't like that. You do like the fact that he didn't like that."
Richardson finished 2013 with 215 yards rushing and an average of 3.1 yards per carry. That constitutes a significant drop from 2012, when his YPC was at 4.8.
|2012||St. Louis Rams||16||0||98||475||4.8||53||0||4||19|
|2013||St. Louis Rams||8||3||69||215||3.1||14||0||0||12|
|2012||St. Louis Rams||16||0||24||163||6.8||26||0||2||0||7|
|2013||St. Louis Rams||8||3||14||121||8.6||19||0||0||0||3|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2012||St. Louis Rams||16||3||2||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2013||St. Louis Rams||8||0||0||0||1||0||0||1||0|
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