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.