Rawls was released by the Jaguars on Friday, Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com reports.
Rawls missed time in training camp due to a hamstring injury and struggled to make an impact after retaking the field, totaling just eight carries for 24 yards and three catches for 19 yards in two preseason appearances. The 26-year-old running back flashed in 2015 when he broke out in Seattle, but he has not surpassed 500 scrimmage yards or 4.0 YPC in a season since. In Rawls' absence, Elijah Hood and Devante Mays (ankle) will face slightly better odds of making the initial 53-man roster.
Rawls rushed once for four yards and failed to catch his lone target in Thursday's preseason game against the Dolphins.
Rawls received the start in the second preseason game but totaled only 38 yards on 10 touches (10 carries and three catches), and he saw a heavily reduced workload Thursday. Leonard Fournette made his first appearance of the preseason and split carries with rookie Ryquell Armstead as the Jaguars finally gave their starting offense a look. Rawls was also out-snapped by 2017 seventh-round pick Devante Mays.
Rawls had seven carries for 19 yards and three catches for 19 yards in Thursday's preseason loss to the Eagles.
With Leonard Fournette resting and Ryquell Armstead (head) unavailable, Alfred Blue got the start at running back before exiting with an ankle injury. Rawls didn't do much with his chances, but he at least was better than Devante Mays, who lost one yard on five carries and gained 15 yards on two catches. Jacksonville's backup running back situation remains precarious, giving Rawls a real shot at a Week 1 roster spot, even after he missed time at training camp with a hamstring.
Rawls (hamstring) will not suit up for Thursday's preseason game against the Bills, John Oehser of the team's official site reports.
Rawls has been hampered by a hamstring issue that has held him out from quite a bit of training camp work, so his absence isn't related to his veteran status. He's one of four running backs out for the game, so duties will be handed off to Alfred Blue, Ryquell Armstead and Devante Mays on Thursday.
Rawls isn't expected to practice this week while he deals with a hamstring issue, John Reid of The Florida Times-Union reports.
Since bursting onto the scene as a rookie in 2015 with Seattle -- taking 156 touches for 906 scrimmage yards and five total touchdowns -- Rawls has seen his numbers decrease. The 25-year-old appeared in one game with Cincinnati last season but was only on the field for two snaps on special teams. Rawls found himself buried on the Bengals' depth chart, and was considered the No. 4 running back behind Joe Mixon, Giovani Bernard and Mark Walton. Rawls finds himself in a similar situation in Jacksonville, being listed as the No. 5 running back. Even though T.J. Yeldon and Corey Grant both departed the Jaguars, the team drafted Ryquell Armstead in addition to signing Alfred Blue and Benny Cunningham in the offseason to help back up Leonard Fournette. It's unclear how long the hamstring issue will sideline Rawls past this week, but it obviously doesn't help him in his journey for a roster spot and meaningful reps.
Rawls agreed to a contract Wednesday with the Jaguars, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
The 25-year-old suited up for just one game for the Bengals in 2018 but showed some initial promise when he broke into the NFL with the Seahawks in 2015. Injuries have been an issue for Rawls, but assuming he's healthy this offseason and training camp, he'll have an opportunity to carve out a depth role in the Jacksonville backfield. T.J. Yeldon and Corey Grant are both eligible for free agency this offseason.
The Bengals waived Rawls on Tuesday.
Cincinnati signed Rawls ahead of its Week 3 game, but Rawls was inactive for back-to-back contests before finally making his debut in Sunday's 27-17 win over the Dolphins. The active designation didn't mean much, however, as Rawls earned zero offensive snaps while working as the clear No. 3 back behind Joe Mixon and Mark Walton. Cincinnati is now without a healthy third option in the backfield with Giovani Bernard (knee) likely to miss at least one more game, but it's unclear if the team intends to add another depth piece to the group or simply proceed with Mixon and Walton as its sole backs Week 6 against the Steelers.
Rawls logged two snaps on special teams during Sunday's 27-17 victory over the Dolphins.
Rawls, who signed with the Bengals in mid-September, was active for the first time this season to provide depth at running back with Giovani Bernard (knee) sidelined. However, Cincinnati was content with letting Joe Mixon handle the entirety of the rushing workload. While Rawls may stick on the active roster until Bernard returns in the coming weeks, don't expect him to get many, if any, chances on offense as long as Joe Mixon is healthy.
Rawls is active for Sunday's Week 5 tilt against the Dolphins, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports.
The veteran likely will slot in as third in the backfield pecking order behind rookie Mark Walton and returning starter Joe Mixon (knee). If he sees any action Sunday, it would mark Rawls' first snaps in Cincinnati since signing on Sept. 19. Given what's expected to be a minimal role at best, he doesn't warrant fantasy consideration.
Rawls (coach's decision) is inactive Sunday against the Panthers.
Rawls missed some practice time this week due to general soreness, but he was back on the practice field both Thursday and Friday. This makes his inactive status a bit surprising, especially with regular starter Joe Mixon (knee) on the shelf. This move will leave Mark Walton as the only remaining healthy running back on the active roster behind presumed starter Giovani Bernard.
Rawls (general soreness) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Rawls was limited in his first Bengals practice Wednesday due to general soreness, but he now appears fully healthy. The 25-year-old will serve as Cincinnati's No. 3 running back behind Giovani Bernard and Mark Walton until Joe Mixon (knee) is able to return to the field. Rawls currently holds little fantasy value in what stands to be a minimal offensive role.
Head coach Marvin Lewis said Thursday that running backs Giovani Bernard and Mark Walton will "shoulder the load" while Joe Mixon (knee) is sidelined, leaving Rawls as the clear No. 3 running back, Ross Tucker of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.
Rawls was signed this week to help bolster the Bengals' backfield depth with Mixon (knee) out multiple weeks. However, it doesn't appear that Rawls will get much work in his absence, as Cincinnati appears set on using the guys that have been with the team and working in their system. Rawls will only have fantasy relevance should either Bernard or Walton suffer an injury themselves.
Rawls didn't practice in full Wednesday after experiencing cramps, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.
The Bengals signed Rawls earlier in the day to restore some backfield depth in the wake of injuries to Joe Mixon (knee) and the since-departed Tra Carson (hamstring), but the former Seahawk wasn't able to make it through his first session for the team. Fortunately for Cincinnati, Rawls' setback doesn't sound like anything that will result in him being unavailable Week 3 against the Panthers, but it's uncertain that the 25-year-old will have a meaningful role with his new team right away. Giovani Bernard is expected to handle a heavy workload as the Bengals' lead back Sunday, with either Rawls or rookie Mark Walton slated to enter the contest whenever Bernard requires a breather.
Rawls signed a contract with the Bengals on Wednesday.
He'll assume the 53-man roster spot of fellow running back Tra Carson, who was waived after pulling his hamstring in a workout Monday. Since rushing for 830 yards with the Seahawks as an undrafted rookie in 2015, Rawls has seen his productivity dwindle, managing just 3.0 yards per carry on 167 totes over the past two years. After failing to win a spot with the Jets in training camp, Rawls will take on a depth role in the Cincinnati backfield, though he'll likely be a prime candidate for release once Joe Mixon (knee) is cleared to play within the next few weeks.
The Jets released Rawls on Saturday, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.
Rawls has some name recognition thanks to his productive rookie season with Seattle in 2015, but he was never a good bet to stick around on the 53-man roster in New York, where the recent signing of Charcandrick West essentially sealed Rawls' fate. The 25-year-old will have a tough time finding work this season.
Rawls rushed eight times for 12 yards and caught two of three targets for 10 more in Thursday's 15-13 preseason loss to Washington.
Rawls had been battling an undisclosed injury, so it was nice to finally see him on the field. The 25-year-old running back averaged just 2.7 yards per carry with Seattle last season, so he's going to have to show a bit more explosiveness if he wants to make the cut in New York. While that burst wasn't evident Thursday, Rawls will presumably have two more exhibitions to make his case.
Rawkls (undisclosed) could see a decent amount of snaps in Thursday's preseason game against Washington, NJ.com reports.
Eric Allen of the Jets' official site relays that Rawls worked in team drills this week after not playing in the team's preseason opener. With Isaiah Crowell (concussion) and Elijah McGuire (foot) out, Rawls and George Atkinson could see their share of snaps Thursday night, especially if the team decides to cap the workload of holdover Bilal Powell.
Rawls (undisclosed) did not practice Tuesday and will not play in the Jets' preseason opener Friday against the Falcons, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.
Rawls entered training camp expected to be on the bubble for a 53-man roster spot and has already added another issue to the laundry list that is his injury history. He last produced in a significant capacity during his 2015 rookie campaign and sits in a precarious position as training camp continues on. Rawls will likely need to return sooner rather than later if he has any hopes of breaking camp with the team.
Rawls will enter training camp on the roster bubble, NJ.com's Daryl Slater reports.
Now three years removed from his only productive season, Rawls settled for a one-year contract without any guaranteed money. He managed just 3.0 yards per carry on 167 attempts the past two years in Seattle, looking nothing like the player who rumbled for 830 yards on only 147 carries (5.6 YPC) as an undrafted rookie in 2015. Rawls likely will enter training camp fourth or fifth on the depth chart, with no assurance of making the team even if the Jets decide to carry four running backs. Isaiah Crowell and Bilal Powell figure to get most of the first-team work, with Rawls, Elijah McGuire and rookie sixth-round pick Trenton Cannon splitting snaps with the backup units.
Rawls signed with the Jets on Friday.
Rawls burst onto the scene as an undrafted rookie in 2015, taking 147 carries for 830 yards (5.6 average) and four touchdowns in 13 games for the Seahawks. He suffered a major ankle injury late in the year and hasn't looked the same ever since, managing just 506 yards and three scores on 167 carries (3.0 YPC) the past two seasons. Rawls likely will need to compete for a roster spot behind Isaiah Crowell and BIlal Powell in New York.