The 65 yards gained from scrimmage were also a season high for Grimes. He generally shares backup duties with Chris Polk, but Polk was inactive for this game due to a hamstring injury.
Jonathan Grimes rushed for a team-high 33 yards on six carries and caught one pass for 12 yards in Monday night's game against the Bengals.
Grimes provided a nice alternative to starter Alfred Blue, who struggled to get going once again Monday. In averaging over five yards per carry, Grimes could warrant more work this weekend against the Jets, but the Houston Texans ' running game has proven difficult to rely on for the most part this season.
Jonathan Grimes is listed as the No. 2 running back on the Houston Texans ' depth chart coming out of Houston's Week 9 bye.
Alfred Blue remains the starting running back for the Texans, but Grimes and Chris Polk traded places during the bye week. It's not immediately clear how the switch will affect Grimes' workload, but it seems likely he will be more involved in Week 10 after tallying just two total touches over the last three games.
Jonathan Grimes caught two passes (three targets) for 12 yards in Week 8's 20-6 win over Tennessee.
In the first game after Arian Foster (Achilles) was lost for the season, the running back order was Alfred Blue, Chris Polk and then Grimes.
An MRI has confirmed that Houston Texans featured back Arian Foster tore his right Achilles tendon in the Sunday loss to the Dolphins, per the Houston Chronicle.
Bill O'Brien acknowledged Monday that Foster is out for the rest of the season, with the report further noting that he's on track to undergo surgery and presumably headed for injured reserve.
In his absence, the Texans will turn to some backfield combinbation of Alfred Blue and Chris Polk, with Jonathan Grimes in the mix to a lesser degree. Of the three, we suspect that Blue is most likely to get the first chance to head the committee.
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