Former Houston Texans running back Alfred Blue will be signing a one year deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Houston Texans 2014 sixth-round draft pick running back Alfred Blue has found a new home with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Pro Football Talk reported that the former Texans running back signed a one year deal with the Jaguars after announcing that he was taking a free agency visit with them early Monday morning.
After spending his first five seasons in Houston, Blue will be sharing the backfield with another former LSU running back, Leonard Fournette. Blue signed a one-year extension with the Texans for the 2018 season after his original rookie scale contract expired, he had 150 carries for 499 rushing yards and averaged 3.3 yards per carry and two rushing touchdowns in 16 games.
Blue finished his five-year tenure with the Texans with 673 carries, 2,407 rushing yards, eight rushing touchdowns, and averaging 3.6 yards a carry. With Blue’s departure, the Texans have Lamar Miller, D’Onta Foreman, Gregory Howell, and Josh Ferguson for the 2019 season.
The window will be open for Foreman to have a bigger role for the Texans offense after being drafted in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft. He missed the majority of last season after recovering from Achilles injury he suffered midway his rookie season.
General manager Brian Gaine could be in the market for a running back with Blue leaving the Texans, he will have the opportunity to draft one in this upcoming 2019 NFL Draft or possibly refer to the trade market or free agency to find another ball carrier for next season.