Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew is coming off knee surgery and did little in the preseason, appearing only in the finale. The team has talked about lightening his load, and the primary guy to do that was going to be Rashard Jennings, but he was placed on injured reserve.
Deji Karim is a nice change-up back, but the team could now look for a bigger guy as insurance for Jones-Drew, and to take some of his work on first and second down.
However, head coach Jack Del Rio doesn't seem worried.
"I feel great about our backfield," Del Rio said. "I think we have depth. Deji in particular has been very explosive this preseason. He’s got some real quicks, he’s got great vision and he’s been improved in all facets of his game. And the thing that stands out is the explosive element that he brings."
Karim would be relevant pretty quickly if something happened to Jones-Drew.