The 31-year-old Charles is the NFL’s all-time leading running back in career yards per carry, with a 5.4-yard average. Whether he still has that kind of big-play ability remains to be seen, but the Jaguars hope to find out, the story went on to say. Fournette is dealing with a hamstring injury, and Grant was lost for the season with a foot injury.
The Skins hosted Jamaal Charles and Orleans Darkwa on Sunday and are looking to add running backs with all the injuries they are suffering, including to Perine and Marshall, who are dealing with ankle issues.
The Saints signed running back Terrance West to an undisclosed contract. He was selected for the team over Jamaal Charles, who also worked out for the team on Wednesday.
A move like this was to be expected for New Orleans, who will open the season without Mark Ingram for the first four games. West is expected to fill his role in some capacity, which means that Alvin Kamara may not see a tremendous increase in usage during Ingram's suspension. This is something that head coach Sean Payton has hinted at all along. This won't stop Kamara from being a bona fide first-round lock in PPR leagues, but West could have some real value to start 2018. Ingram was the No. 7 running back in PPR points per game in 2017.