Running back Toby Gerhart said he was rusty in his debut for the Jaguars Thursday night in Chicago and said he hopes to play better in Detroit Friday night.
Gerhart, who was sidelined 10 days with a hip flexor, gained 19 yards in six carries in Chicago, but 18 of them were on one run. He got one yard in the other five carries.
“I felt a little rusty last week,’’ he said. “It was the first time I’ve had live action in a while. I’m excited to go out there and play better this week.’’
Starters usually play about 3 quarters in preseason Week 3, but the team hasn't made a decision if they'll go that long with Gerhart. He said he felt better Sunday and the injury is in the past. He's shaping up to be the Jags workhorse back and has RB2 potential this season.