Last December, the Jaguars signed Jonas Gray when start...
Last December, the Jaguars signed Jonas Gray when starter T.J. Yeldon sustained a knee injury that kept him out of the final three games.
Gray was given an opportunity in the team’s final two games and said he “feels good about” what he was able to do: 14 carries for 54 yards while showing a nice burst against New Orleans and Houston.
Getting another chance like that in Jacksonville this season could be difficult.
Yeldon and Chris Ivory, who led the AFC in rushing with the Jets last season and signed a free agent deal with the Jaguars, will share a majority of the carries as long as they remain healthy.
That leaves Gray in competition with Denard Robinson and Corey Grant for a job as the team’s No. 3 tailback.
Robinson has struggled to prove he can withstand a heavy workload. Grant was placed on injured reserve in October with a hip injury. He had just two carries last season, but might also be the team’s best kick returner. But, Gray has struggled to stay on the radar since a huge game against Indy with the Pats. He was then late for a meeting and eventually lost his roster spot.
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