"There seems to be a connection between Jimmy Garoppolo and Trent Taylor," fullback Kyle Juszczyk said. "And he just seems to be moving at another speed and just has an incredible feel for space on the field. Many times, it's just him and Jimmy just kind of improvising."
Don't be surprised if he leads the team in targets and receptions, according to beat writer Nick Wagoner.
Taylor suffered a Jones fracture in his foot last week that will keep him out the rest of the preseason, but the Niners are hopeful he will be back for Week 1. When he does return, the hope is he will pick up where he left off after a training camp that left teammates and coaches raving about his bounce-back from an injury-plagued 2018 season. We have him down the team's depth chart, but he's a name to keep an eye on.
It's the first time he's practiced since day one of training camp. Henry finished with 1,059 rushing yards, but 55% of that total came in the team’s last four games. He was hitting a few waiver wires before that outburst. His value is going to depend mainly on his workload. The big question, we think, is are the Titans committed to getting him going even if he struggles early in games? He’s a risky pick in the third round.
Wilson went on to say the Colts had plans for him and were bringing him along slowly, and he was expected to play an entire half in next game until this season-ending injury occurred. The plan for Foreman now is to rehab for next year with Colts.
The Colts made a change in the backfield, as they look for some experience there.
The team announced a series of transactions Monday, which included placing just-acquired running back Donta Foreman on injured reserve, and signing veteran running back Charcandrick West.
The Colts had recently claimed Foreman from the Texans but he's going on IR for an "undisclosed" reason, according to other sources. West has been back and forth with the Chiefs and is mostly considered a third-down back.
The Seahawks might or might not throw the ball more in 2019 after dropping back on the lowest percentage of their offensive snaps (50.5%, per ESPN charting) of any team in the NFL last season. But they will throw the ball more to Chris Carson and their other running backs, including 2018 first-round pick Rashaad Penny.
If that wasn't clear from watching the offseason program and the first three weeks of training camp, comments from the coaching staff have left no doubt.
"That's something that we went to right after the season ended and said, 'Hey, look, Chris can help us win games a lot of ways and one of [the] ways that he wasn't last year was in the passing game,'" Schottenheimer said, recalling the April meeting between Carson and Morton. "He and Chad, the minute Chris came back, had something to talk about. Chris was really excited about it."
It seems to be one of the worst-kept secrets heading into the season. There appears to be a Chris Carson update every week as we go through camp. Most recently, the team said they want to get Carson 50 targets this season. The departure of Mike Davis at RB and Doug Baldwin at WR should mean an increase for both Carson and Penny in the passing game. John Paulsen has a lot more on Carson in his draft strategy article.
Cook will be a three-down back, but they need a reliable third-down option, the tweet went on to say. That could be Ham, especially if the rookie Mattison isn't up to speed by the time the season starts.