Coach Bill O'Brien said Wednesday that Ferguson is the top candidate for the team's third running-back job, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Lamar Miller and D'Onta Foreman rank as the clear top two options on the depth chart, but Ferguson's pass-catching skills and ability to contribute on special teams apparently give him an early edge on the likes of holdover Buddy Howell (hamstring), free-agent pickup Taiwan Jones and undrafted rookies Karan Higdon and Damarea Crockett. The 25-year-old Ferguson didn't see any action in the NFL in 2018, but he nonetheless possesses a good feel for the Houston offense after spending time on the Texans' practice squad.
The Texans signed Ferguson to a reserve/future contract.
Ferguson spent the majority of the season on Houston's practice squad and now will have a chance to make the 2019 roster. The 25-year-old running back has 16 carries for 25 yards and 23 receptions for 152 yards during his short career, though he failed to spend any time on an NFL roster this season.
Ferguson was signed to the Texans' practice squad Monday.
Within the last week alone Ferguson has made pitstops in Cleveland and New England before temporarily settling in Houston. At 25 years old, Ferguson presents a youthful option at running back, but it's more likely he'll be used on special teams should he stick around.
The Patriots signed Ferguson to their practice squad Wednesday, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
Ferguson worked out for New England on Tuesday and appears to have shown well enough to join the team's practice squad as a deep depth option. The 25-year-old is unlikely to see notable usage this season but could tentatively see an emergency role with the Patriots if Sony Michel (knee) is unable to return to the field in the near future.
Ferguson worked out for the Browns on Monday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports.
Ferguson was released from the Texans' practice squad in October, and appears to have garnered some attention in Cleveland. The career journeyman could tentatively serve to bolster the Browns' running back depth, considering that the team's only backup to Nick Chubb and Duke Johnson is Dontrell Hilliard.
Ferguson was released from the Texans' practice squad Tuesday.
Ferguson just joined the squad last week, so his time there was short-lived. The former Illinois standout was waived by the Colts on Sept. 18 after three years with the team. He is now set to look for a new opportunity.
Ferguson was added to the Texans' practice squad Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
The former Illinois standout was waived by the Colts on Sept. 18 after he spent parts of three seasons with the team. In 2017 Ferguson appeared in 10 games for the Colts, rushing for five yards on one carry and adding three catches for 16 yards.
Ferguson (groin) was waived from injured reserve Tuesday, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports.
The decision will free up an additional roster spot for the Colts who seem keen on adding depth at the receiver position. It's too early to tell how things will pan out for Ferguson, but the options seems limited for 2018 at this point in time.
Ferguson (groin) reverted to the Colts' injured reserve Thursday after clearing waivers, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports.
Ferguson was waived/injured Wednesday due to the groin injury he suffered in Monday's preseason tilt with the Ravens. He'll now spend the year on the Colts' IR, unless he reaches an injury settlement with the team.
Ferguson (groin) was waived/injured by the Colts and will be placed on injured reserve if he clears waivers, Mike Chappell of Fox 59 News Indianapolis reports.
The groin issue Ferguson suffered Monday appears to be serious enough to warrant a trip to injured reserve, prompting the move to open a roster spot for the re-signing of Tion Green as a depth option.
Ferguson suffered a groin injury and will not return to Monday's preseason game against the Ravens.
Ferguson missed the preseason opener with a nagging hamstring injury, and he now has the groin issue to contend with. The severity of the injury is currently unclear.
Ferguson (hamstring) was back in full pads at Tuesday's practice, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports.
Ferguson has missed most of training camp with a hamstring injury, but looks to be nearing full health after returning to full pads Tuesday. He is currently buried on the depth chart, so he will need to turn some heads if he hopes to land on the final roster.
Ferguson (undisclosed) did not play in Thursday's preseason win at Seattle.
Ferguson is likely battling for one of the final roster spots as a depth running back and special teams player, so his absence won't help.
Ferguson (undisclosed) didn't participate in Friday's practice, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports.
Ferguson is rarely called upon for offensive duties -- he had four touches in 2017 -- as he gets most of his reps on special teams. Getting back on the field quickly will be crucial for a chance at making the squad. Ferguson may need the Colts to opt for four running backs in order for him to make the 53-man roster, and even in such a circumstance, he'll battle with Robert Turbin (suspension) and Christine Michael for that spot.
Ferguson had one carry for five yards, three receptions for 16 yards and 86 kick return yards in 2017.
In his second season, Ferguson had less responsibilities on offense due to rookie fourth-round pick Marlon Mack's emergence. Still, he kept his consistent place on the roster with his special teams contributions, and he'll continue to battle for offensive reps in 2018.
Ferguson had three receptions for 16 yards on three targets in Sunday's 30-10 loss at Jacksonville. He also returned three kickoffs for an average of 17.3 yards.
Ferguson played 16 snaps on offense mostly late in a blowout loss. He went four games without a snap on offense, so he'll likely only get playing time in lopsided games.
Ferguson had one carry for five yards in Sunday's loss to Jacksonville.
Ferguson appears to have climbed to No. 3 on the depth chart as Matt Jones was inactive. However, neither Ferguson nor Jones will likely get significant carries unless Frank Gore or Marlon Mack were to get hurt.
The Colts signed Ferguson off their practice squad Friday.
Just a few days after joining the Colts' practice squad, Ferguson will move up to the 53-man roster after fellow running back Robert Turbin shifted to injured reserve due to a dislocated elbow. Much like Turbin, Ferguson is a pass-catching specialist out of the backfield, which could earn him some opportunities right away with neither of the top two backs on the depth chart, Frank Gore and Marlon Mack, representing major receiving threats.
Ferguson signed with the Colts' practice squad Tuesday.
Ferguson was waived off injured reserve in September with an undisclosed injury after he missed the 53-man roster. With Robert Turbin (arm) expected to miss the rest of the season, Ferguson will be on call in case one of the remaining three active running backs gets injured.
The Colts and Ferguson (undisclosed) agreed to terms on an injury settlement Friday, per the Colts' transaction log.
Ferguson was in and out of camp due to an undisclosed issue. As a result, he was unable to make enough of an impression to earn a spot on the 53-man roster. He was ultimately waived by the team before reverting to their injured reserve. The 24-year-old will now be free to find a new opportunity once he returns to full health.
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