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Jets RB Elijah McGuire sustained a fractured foot on Friday. Per NFL insider Ian Rapoport, the 2nd-year RB will undergo surgery and miss an “extended period.” That knocks him off the radar as a late-round flier. Now, New York’s down to Isaiah Crowell and Bilal Powell in the backfield, although they’re hosting Alfred Morris and Orleans Darkwa on free agent visits.

When asked about 2nd-year RB Elijah McGuire on Thursday, Jets RBs coach Stump Mitchell compared the former 6th-round pick to a hall of famer. “He has the skill set to be a LaDainian Tomlinson, if he was given that opportunity,” Mitchell said, per the New York Post. Frankly, that's a laughable comparison. It would be for just about any RB, given that Tomlinson ranks among the best ever. But Mitchell's opinion could put McGuire more in the mix for touches this season than we might have expected. Mitchell added that he "told David Johnson the same thing" about his skill set, when Mitchell coached Arizona RBs. Mitchell added that McGuire doesn't face such an opportunity with the Jets, but Isaiah Crowell might be the only RB locked into a big role. We're far from excited about McGuire, but we'll be curious to see if he generates any training camp buzz.

There's "minimal damage" to Jets RB Elijah McGuire's ankle, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. An x-ray came back negative, and the MRI results were "relatively clean." It sounds like McGuire has a shot to play against the Saints this weekend, but he won't be a fantasy option. The rookie totaled just 11 touches in 2 games prior to exiting Week 15 early.

Jets RB Elijah McGuire injured his ankle in the 1st half of Sunday's game in Denver and is officially questionable to return. His absence means a few extra touches for RBs Matt Forte and Bilal Powell.

The Jets grabbed Lousiana-Lafayette RB Elijah McGuire in the 6th round of the 2017 NFL Draft. He topped 1,000 rushing yards in each of the past 3 seasons and totaled 130 grabs over his 4-year college career. McGuire has enough size at 5'10, 214 pounds but struggled to a 19th percentile SPARQ score. He's a developmental prospect for a Jets team with older RBs in Matt Forte (31 years old) and Bilal Powell (28).

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