Much like Jackson, Dominic Rhodes is a smooth receiving option out of the backfield. Coming off a 2008 season with Indianapolis in which he set a career high in receptions with 45, which included three touchdowns, Rhodes is yet another potential playmaker that could make it tough for the coaching staff to keep him off the field.
“His experience speaks for itself, as far as what he’s done in the past,” said Studesville. “I’m excited to get him into pads. But he’s a veteran player who’s sharp and smart and has great quicks and burst.”
Knowing Marshawn Lynch is going to miss the first three regular season games due to suspension, Rhodes and Jackson could be delivering a lot of impact plays early in 2009.