Farrow (shoulder) could have a role in a San Diego backfield that no longer includes Danny Woodhead, The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
A 2016 undrafted free agent, Farrow finished his rookie season with 60 carries for 192 yards and 13 catches for 70 yards in 13 games, ultimately finishing out the year on injured reserve due to a shoulder injury. With no indication the injury was serious, Farrow should be back to compete for a reserve role behind Melvin Gordon in the San Diego backfield. The second-year runner doesn't have the pass-catching chops to profile as a real replacement for Danny Woodhead, who signed with the Ravens after missing most of last season with a torn ACL. Farrow's best shot at an expanded role would occur if the Chargers transition to more of a power-oriented offense.
Farrow left the field for a short spell Saturday in Cleveland to undergo an evaluation on his shoulder but ultimately returned to action. With 57 yards from scrimmage by game's end, he'll finish the season with 60 carries for 192 yards and 13 receptions (on 16 targets) for 70 yards in 13 games, including starts in his final two appearances. By joining Danny Woodhead (knee) and Brandon Oliver (Achilles) on injured reserve, Farrow will leave the Chargers' backfield to Melvin Gordon, who is day-to-day with hip and knee injuries, and Ronnie Hillman.
Farrow rushed nine times for 28 yards, and caught all four of his targets for 29 more in Saturday's 20-17 loss to the Browns.
Farrow left the game with a shoulder injury, but was able to return to his backfield committee with Ronnie Hillman shortly thereafter. He failed to impress against the league's second-worst run defense, averaging just 3.1 yards per carry. The rookie out of Houston has gotten 40 carries over the past three weeks with Melvin Gordon (hip/knee) on the shelf, but has just 122 rushing yards without a touchdown in that span. Even if Gordon can't go in Week 17, don't expect Farrow to produce in a tougher matchup with the Chiefs.
|P3||8/26/17||@ LAR||8:00 pm|
|P4||8/31/17||@ SF||10:00 pm|
|1||9/11/17||@ DEN||10:20 pm|
|5||10/8/17||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
|6||10/15/17||@ OAK||4:25 pm|
|8||10/29/17||@ NE||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 9|
|10||11/12/17||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|12||11/23/17||@ DAL||4:30 pm|
|15||12/16/17||@ KC||8:25 pm|
|16||12/24/17||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
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