Trenton Cannon will likely be the No. 4 running back for the Jets this season with the additions of Le'Veon Bell and Ty Montgomery. Along with Elijah McGuire, all three of those guys are ahead of Cannon, who will likely need multiple injuris to get on the field. Keep an eye on Cannon's role in training camp, but he should not be drafted in most leagues.
Cannon will have to battle for a roster spot in camp, Matt Stypulkoski of NJ.com reports. New York's roster battle at running back will likely come down to the preseason, as the Jets currently have five capable bodies in camp and are unlikely to keep them all. Cannon played well in coverage on special teams as a rookie last season and has the potential to turn into a dangerous returner if he can curb his fumbling issues, making him a strong fit for the back end of the roster. He'll need to beat out at least one of Bilal Powell, Ty Montgomery or Elijah McGuire behind starter Le'Veon Bell.
Cannon rushed twice for 16 yards and failed to catch his lone target in Sunday's 38-3 loss to the Patriots. He finishes his rookie season with 113 yards and a touchdown on 38 carries, plus another 144 yards on 17 carries. The sixth-round selection will be fighting for a roster spot with the Jets next season, though he'll likely have the inside track on the No. 3 running back role. Cannon's greatest asset is his speed, which could turn him into a future threat in the return game as well. He struggled with ball security on special teams in the preseason, so he'd be wise to work on that weakness ahead of his second NFL campaign.
Cannon rushed twice for four yards and caught one of two targets for five yards in Sunday's 44-38 overtime loss to the Packers. Cannon didn't get much work in a change-of-pace role behind Elijah McGuire. The speedster out of Virginia St. will complete his rookie campaign against the Patriots in Week 17.
Cannon (toe) carried the ball seven times for 13 yards and caught three of four targets for 24 yards in Saturday's 29-22 loss to Houston. Cannon worked as a change-of-pace option behind Elijah McGuire, and that will be the case moving forward with Isaiah Crowell on injured reserve with a toe injury of his own. Neither Jets running back was able to get much going against the stout Houston front, but there should be more running room in Week 16 with the Packers coming to town.
Cannon (toe) is listed as questionable on the Jets' final Week 15 injury report. Initially, it appeared as though Cannon would approach Saturday's contest against the Texans free of an injury designation, but a limited practice session Thursday has him listed as questionable. If Cannon is able to suit up this weekend, he'd be in line to work behind Elijah McGuire (ankle), with the Jets' top rusher Isaiah Crowell already ruled out.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/22||@New England Patriots||8||16.00|
|7||10/22||New England Patriots||8||16.00|
|10||11/10||New York Giants||23||19.88|
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|3 Year Avg||38||113||1||17||144||0||31|