Bilal Powell RB NYJ Aug 04 '13
With Chris Ivory (hamstring) out, Bilal Powell played every down with the Jets' first-team offense in Saturday night's scrimmage.
"[Powell] did run the ball hard," coach Rex Ryan said. "Now, obviously with the opportunity he's been given, he's really taken the reins." Powell toted the rock six times for 41 yards against the Jets' first-team defense. Ivory hasn't practiced since coming up lame on the first day of training camp, and he's always been injury-prone. The Jets would like Ivory to win the starting job, but he can't if he's sitting on the trainer's table. Powell is an ordinary back, but he can pass protect and catch the ball out of the backfield. He's worth an add in deeper leagues.