If Barber is limited Sunday, Felix Jones could get more work. Jones had 16 carries for 148 yards – both career highs – and a touchdown against the Eagles. His touches have increased down the stretch.
He has had at least 10 carries in the last five games. Barber has not had more than 17 in a game in the last six weeks. And when Barber left the Philadelphia game, Tashard Choice carried 14 times.
Jones' kickoff return duties will probably decrease if his carries increase, Phillips said. Since Jones returned three kickoffs for 90 yards against New Orleans, he's had only two returns, both against Philadelphia last week.
"We count the number of plays he's in there," Phillips said. "I think there's an area where he can play too much. We've been monitoring that."