All of a sudden, Cobb finds himself in a battle for the third running back position, along with Antonio Andrews, Bishop Sankey and others, the story said. Cobb is finally healthy and may be able to show what he can do to win a roster spot. It's also fair to wonder what Murray may have left after not showing much last season with Eagles.
The Tennessee Titans pledged to give David Cobb about half the load in the running game Sunday against Jacksonville.
And the rookie running back's workload did come out dead even in the Titans’ third win of the season.
Starter Antonio Andrews had 13 carries and turned them into 58 yards and Cobb had 13 for 40 yards.
It was quarterback Marcus Mariota, however, who starred in the rushing offense, with nine carries for 112 yards including a fantastic 87-yard touchdown run that put the Titans ahead for good with 8:30 on the game clock.
HC Mike Mularkey said said the Titan running backs can do a better job. The fear when Cobb arrived on the scene was Andrews' workload would continue to be limited, and it has. Titan backs are risky plays outside of very deep leagues and it looks like they are going to continue to not feature one back.
Cobb said he’s looking forward to more chances, and for an opportunity to be more productive.
“The preseason is nothing like the regular season, and practice is nothing like a real game. Just getting my feet wet, it was good,’’ Cobb said. “I know they are not going to give me anything, so I have to go out and earn it. I have to go out and work hard and when I get opportunities I have to do well."
Cobb finished with four carries for minus-3 yards last week. He'll be a risky fantasy start until we start to see more of a workload.