Toby Gerhart‘s disappointing tenure with the Jaguars has likely come to an end, as the running back has been placed on the injured reserve, reports Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (via Twitter). To take his spot on the roster, the team has promoted wideout Rashad Lawrence from the practice squad (via Ryan O’Halloran of Jacksonville.com).
The 28-year-old certainly hasn’t lived up to the three-year, $10.5MM contract he signed with the Jags in 2014. After having rushed for 326 yards on 101 carries in 2014 (resulting in a career-low 3.2-yards per carry), the veteran has only compiled 49 all-purpose yards in seven games this season. Based on his lack of production, the team will presumably cut the running back following this season, opines O’Halloran.
Prior to his tenure in Jacksonville, Gerhart was a competent backup for the Vikings behind Adrian Peterson. His best season came in 2011, when he finished with 531 rushing yards and another 190 yards through the air.
Lawrence, a rookie out of Northwestern, joined the Jaguars practice squad in early September.