Bilal Powell

#29 RB / N.Y. Jets / EXP: 9YRS Height: 5-10 Weight: 204 lb Age: 30 College: Louisville Bye 4

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    Jets' Bilal Powell: Back with Jets

    Bilal Powell and the New York Jets agreed to terms on a one-year deal Friday.Powell's workout with the Jets earlier Friday appears to have gone well enough that the two parties agreed to reunite. The 30-year-old missed the final nine games of the 2018 season with a neck injury, but received medical clearance to continue his football career in early May. Even though Powell has history with the Jets and has found some success as a passing-down back, his fantasy value faces some serious obstacles, the most obvious one being that he'll have to fight for reps behind new additions Le'Veon Bell and Ty Montgomery.

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    Bilal Powell: Working out with Jets

    Bilal Powell has a workout with the Jets on Friday, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.The Jets' signing of Ty Montgomery in April appeared to signify the end of the line for Powell in New York, but it now appears a reunion with the team is possible, even with a new coaching staff. Powell missed the final nine games of 2018 after undergoing neck surgery, but he received full medical clearance to continue his football career in early May. The 30-year-old has been a reliable passing-down back throughout his career, but even if signed he would have limited fantasy value with the Jets while Le'Veon Bell is primed for a heavy workload in the backfield.

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    Bilal Powell: Gets medical clearance

    Bilal Powell (neck) sent out a letter Wednesday informing NFL teams that he's received medical clearance to continue his football career, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.Reports in October suggested the bulging disc in Powell's neck might force him into early retirement, but then-coach Todd Bowles was more optimistic after the 30-year-old running back had surgery. With the Jets signing Le'Veon Bell and Ty Montgomery during the offseason, Powell may need to find a new team for the first time in his career. While not particularly fast or explosive, he's a reliable passing-down back with career marks of 7.7 yards per reception and 4.4 yards per carry. Potential fits include Jacksonville, Baltimore, Atlanta, Carolina and Tampa Bay.

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    Bilal Powell: Likely done in New York

    The Jets' signing of Ty Montgomery suggests Bilal Powell (neck) isn't likely to be back with the team in 2019, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.A 2011 fourth-round pick, Powell started 37 of his 96 games in a Jets uniform, averaging 4.4 yards on 791 carries and 7.7 yards on 204 catches. Not once did he enter a season as the team's top ball carrier, yet he led the Jets in scrimmage yards in 2013 and 2016. It isn't quite clear if the 30-year-old will continue his football career, as there hasn't been a meaningful update on his progress since he landed on injured reserve in late October. The neck injury initially was reported to be career-threatening, but former Jets coach Todd Bowles said shortly thereafter that he expected Powell to make a full recovery.

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    Jets' Bilal Powell: Scheduled for free agency

    Bilal Powell (neck) is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in March, Ethan Greenberg of the New York Jets' official website reports.Powell repeatedly has proven to be a useful committee back with above-average receiving skills, but he'll probably find a tough market as a 30-year-old rebounding from a season-ending injury. The Jets may still try to bring him back for another year or two, especially if they end up releasing Isaiah Crowell (toe). There hasn't been any substantial update on Powell's progress since late October, when former head coach Todd Bowles said he expected the running back to make a full recovery from surgery to address a bulging disc. For what it's worth, teammate Quincy Enunwa needed a full year to work his way back from a similar injury, with reports at one point suggesting he might not play again.

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    Jets' Bilal Powell: Expected to make full recovery from surgery

    Coach Todd Bowles said Thursday that he expects Bilal Powell to make a full recovery from neck surgery and resume his playing career, Connor Hughes of The Athletic reports.Bowles indicated Powell's impending procedure would be similar to the one wideout Quincy Enunwa required in August 2017 to address a bulging disc. Using Enunwa's recovery timeline as a template, Powell would require around 10-to-12 months before gaining clearance for full contact, potentially leaving the possibility open for the veteran running back to be ready for the start of the 2019 season. While Bowles' comments offer some reassurance about Powell's long-term outlook, the soon-to-be 30-year-old may still struggle to find work when he becomes a free agent this spring.

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    Jets' Bilal Powell: Neck injury threatens career

    Bilal Powell will require surgery to address a bulging disc in his neck, an injury that could spell an end to his career, Darryl Slater of NJ.com reports.It's brutal news for Powell, an impending free agent whom the New York Jets placed on injured reserve earlier Wednesday. In his absence, Isaiah Crowell is slated to head the team's backfield, with Trenton Cannon on hand to work in a chance-of-pace role. Additionally, Elijah McGuire (foot) could also factor into the backfield mix once he's eligible to return from IR in Week 9.

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    Jets' Bilal Powell: Season likely over

    The New York Jets placed Bilal Powell (neck) on injured reserve Wednesday, Darryl Slater of NJ.com reports.Powell sustained the neck injury in the first half of Sunday's 37-17 loss to the Vikings and wasn't able to return. The Jets didn't offer much of an update on Powell's outlook following the contest, but his move to IR just a few days later implies the issue was a serious concern. Powell is technically eligible to return from IR prior to Week 16, but even if he's fully healthy two months down the road, it seems more likely the Jets will use their remaining designated-to-return spot on a player who can contribute earlier in the back half of the schedule. The Jets have already reserved one of those spots for fellow running back Elijah McGuire (foot), who has resumed practicing and is eligible to come off IR beginning in Week 9. Until McGuire is back in the fold, rookie Trenton Cannon should benefit from an increased role as the Jets' top change-of-pace option behind early down grinder Isaiah Crowell.

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    Jets' Bilal Powell: Exits game with neck injury

    Bilal Powell was forced out of Sunday's game against the Vikings with a neck injury.He won't return to the game. Prior to his exit, Powell carried five times for 20 yards and caught one pass for five yards. Isaiah Crowell and Trenton Cannon are on handle to handle the New York Jets' backfield duties in Powell's absence.

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    Jets' Bilal Powell: Heads to locker room

    Bilal Powell headed to the locker room during Sunday's game against the Vikings with an unspecified injury, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.We'll look for added context with regard to his injury, but as long as Powell is sidelined, Isaiah Crowell and Trenton Cannon will be in line for added touches in the New York Jets' backfield.