Jaguars RB Ryquell Armstead has been hospitalized twice for complications with COVID-19 and will miss the rest of the season, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. This shouldn't affect any fantasy teams, given that Armstead has yet to play this season. But it at least clears the way for Devine Ozigbo to follow James Robinson if the starter goes down.
Jaguars HC Doug Marrone says it will be "a while" before RB Ryquell Armstead is ready to play. Armstead is back on the COVID list after opening camp there. He also missed time this summer with a groin injury, so he hasn't practiced much. It'll be Devine Ozigbo, Chris Thompson and James Robinson in Jacksonville's backfield at least for Week 1. None is an exciting fantasy option out of the gate -- but they're all worth stashing in most leagues.
The Jaguars have placed RB Ryquell Armstead on the COVID list. It's the 2nd time he's landed there. Armstead also dealt with a groin injury throughout camp, according to ESPN's Michael DiRocco. It's looking like it'll be Chris Thompson, Devine Ozigbo and James Robinson in Jacksonville's backfield for Week 1.
The Jaguars are, in fact, done with RB Leonard Fournette. According to multiple reports, the team is releasing the former 1st-round pick. This relationship has been headed for a bad ending for a couple of years now, but this is still a shocking ending: dumping Fournette for absolutely no return. That suggests some continued off-field issues with the RB. We'd still bet on another team taking a shot on Fournette now that there's no risk. Jacksonville, meanwhile, will apparently turn its backfield over to a committee of Ryquell Armstead, Chris Thompson and Devine Ozigbo. We'll see if the Jags add anyone else before the regular season. There's no player in the remaining backfield worth committing to strongly, but the opportunity upside is obvious for any Jaguars RB who makes it to the double-digit rounds of your draft.
Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew has been placed on the COVID list. He has no real competition for the starting job, but missed camp time wouldn't be ideal for the 2nd-year man. We'll see when he's able to get cleared. Backup RB Ryquell Armstead was also placed on Jacksonville's COVID list.
Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette has been downgraded to doubtful for Sunday's game against the Colts due to an illness. He had been listed as questionable with a neck injury. So it'll be Ryquell Armstead as Jacksonville's lead back in the finale. The rookie has mustered just 3.0 yards per carry on 25 attempts this season but also caught 9 of 15 targets for 92 yards. Armstead goes 5’11 and 220 pounds but averaged a mediocre 4.9 yards per carry across 4 seasons at Temple and tested as a subpar athlete this spring. He's an unexciting, volume-based fantasy play for Week 17
Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette (neck) is listed as questionable for this weekend's game against the Colts. He was limited in Wednesday's practice before being sidelined on Thursday and Friday. It's certainly possible that Fournette is held out of Sunday's finale. Jags-Colts doesn't kick off until 4:25 pm ET, but we'll look for an update on Fournette's status on Sunday morning. His absence would leave rookie Ryquell Armstead as Jacksonville's lead back.
The Jaguars on Sunday placed RB Alfred Blue on IR. Waiting until Sunday indicates the Jags plan to bring him back mid-season. Had Jacksonville made the move Saturday, Blue would be done for the season. His deactivation leaves only Ryquell Armstead behind Leonard Fournette among RBs from the preseason. Jacksonville claimed RBs Tyler Ervin and Devine Ozigbo off waivers
The Jaguars expect RB Alfred Blue to miss the coming week of practice and Thursday's 3rd exhibition game against the Dolphins, according to Phillip Heilman of The Athletic. Blue sprained his left ankle in Thursday night's game agains the Eagles. His absence will leave Ryquell Armstead, Thomas Rawls, Elijah Hood and Devante Mays behind Leonard Fournette in the Jacksonville backfield. Armstead returned to practice Saturday, according to USA Today's James Johnson, after sustaining a concussion in the team's 1st preseason contest.
Jaguars RB Ryquell Armstead (hamstring) has been activated from the PUP list. He'll now duke it out with Alfred Blue for the #2 RB job. It's an unexciting battle -- but the winner could have fantasy value this season considering Leonard Fournette's injury history.
Jaguars RB Ryquell Armstead has been placed on the PUP list to open training camp. The rookie has been sidelined with a hamstring injury suffered way back in early June. Consider Alfred Blue the favorite to win the title of Leonard Fournette Handcuff for now. We'll see if Armstead can get on the field and make a push.
The Jaguars grabbed Temple RB Ryquell Armstead in Round 5 of the 2019 NFL Draft. Armstead compiled 2,812 yards and 34 scores on 573 carries (4.9 YPC) over the past 4 seasons, adding a 29-175-0 receiving line. He’s a power runner at 5’11 and 220 pounds but ranked just 51st in this RB class in Pro Football Focus’ 2018 Elusive Rating. Armstead also disappointed with a 24th percentile SPARQ score at the Combine. He’ll battle Alfred Blue for backup duties this year behind Leonard Fournette, who’s had trouble staying healthy.