The move could be linked to the availability of starting running back Aaron Jones. Jones took himself out of the game in Sunday’s Week 15 game against the Chicago Bears due to a knee injury suffered in the first quarter and then did not return.
Jones said following the game, he think he has a sprained MCL which is the same injury he suffered against the Bears at Soldier Field last year.
Related players: Jamaal Williams
Williams got all the carries following the injury to Jones, and looks to be in store for a big workload assuming Jones is unable to go for Weeks 16 and 17.