Jaguars running back T.J. Yeldon couldn’t even make it onto the game day roster the first six games of the season. Now he may be in line to replace Chris Ivory as the backup to Leonard Fournette.
That’s what running for 122 yards and a touchdown will do for you. It’ll make your coaches rethink your role, which is what Jaguars coach Doug Marrone appears to be doing with Yeldon.
“I think it makes you look at things and say where are we with the running backs, what’s the situation, where are we on special teams?’’ Marrone said earlier this week.
“I’ve always tried to get T.J. up, but it’s a matter of that game-day roster number (because that) really limits you because you have to have X-amount of positions on (special) teams. That’s always been the struggle.’’
This is a situation to monitor since Fournette is currently sidelined with an ankle injury. He's expected back in Week 9, but has dealt with foot problems in the past so it's not out of the question that he misses another game.