The Jaguars have signed running back Alfred Blue, per a team announcement. Blue is presently set to serve as a backup behind starter Leonard Fournette, though much can change between now and September.
Blue, 28 in April, saw his usage fluctuate over the course of five seasons with the rival Texans. After logging 183 carries and nine starts in his second NFL season, Blue was dialed back to more of a reserve role between 2016-2018. Last year, he got 150 carries, but averaged just 3.3 yards per try.
Blue, 27, did his best work in 2015 when he rushed for 698 yards in nine starts for Houston. The addition of Lamar Miller reduced his role, however, and he was decidedly less effective in 2017 and ’18.
He’ll be no higher than the No. 2 RB in Jacksonville, but an opportunity to start might not be far off given Fournette’s injury struggles.