Tashard Choice RB IND 5 Months
ESPN's Adam Schefter stated on SportsCenter Monday to expect an "expanded role" for Tashard Choice on Thursday night against Cleveland.
Fred Jackson has a mild MCL sprain, and C.J. Spiller may not play due to an ankle injury. Choice, a journeyman who turns 29 years old in November, has rushed five times for ten yards this season. He'd be an abominable flex play.
Tashard Choice RB IND 5 Months
Tashard Choice rushed three times for 11 yards in Sunday's Week 4 win over the Ravens.
Choice got his first significant work of the season as C.J. Spiller battled an ankle sprain. With the Bills playing on Thursday night in Week 5, Choice could function as Fred Jackson's backup.
Tashard Choice RB IND 11 Months
Bills re-signed RB Tashard Choice.
Choice, 28, ran 47 times for 193 yards (4.11 YPC) and a touchdown last season, playing behind C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson. He brings little to the table in the backfield and on special teams, and will have to fight for a roster spot.
Tashard Choice RB IND Dec 30 '12
Tashard Choice rushed five times for 30 yards and a touchdown in Buffalo's Week 17 win over the Jets.
Commonly viewed as one of the more promising young runners in football during his 2008 rookie year, Choice has lost a lot of "juice" over the past four seasons. He wound up with 193 yards and the one score on 47 carries (4.11 YPC) in 2012, operating as a backup throughout the season. Choice doesn't contribute much, if anything, in the passing game, and was essentially on scholarship with the Bills under college coach Chan Gailey. Gailey is expected to be fired and Choice is an unrestricted free agent, a recipe that doesn't bode well for Choice's chances of staying in Buffalo.
Tashard Choice RB IND Dec 16 '12
Tashard Choice rushed just one time for seven yards in the Bills' Week 15 loss to the Seahawks.
Coach Chan Gailey stayed true to his word as Choice only came on the field when C.J. Spiller asked out. Spiller ended up with 20 touches, just the second time he's reached the 20-touch mark this season.
Tashard Choice RB IND Dec 11 '12
Coach Chan Gailey said Tashard Choice is not a "great back" and therefore will not be siphoning a significant part of the backfield reps over the final three games.
There was some concern among C.J. Spiller owners that Choice would be stepping into Fred Jackson's role. That's not happening. "We're going to get the opportunity here in the next few weeks for [Spiller] to get it a lot and we won't have what I term two great backs," Gailey said. "I think Tashard is a very good back, but to me he's not in Fred's category. So there won't be a lot of sharing of duties. C.J. will have to take a big part of the load now." We can safely pencil Spiller in for 20-plus touches against the Seahawks this week.
Tashard Choice RB IND Sep 30 '12
Bills RB Tashard Choice rushed two times for 14 yards and caught a one-yard pass in Buffalo's Week 4 loss to New England.
Choice is Buffalo's third-string tailback, and C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson were both active for this one despite being listed as "questionable" on the Week 4 injury report. Choice can be left on fantasy waiver wires.
Tashard Choice RB IND Aug 25 '12
Tashard Choice rushed seven times for 50 yards in the Bills' third preseason game.
Choice is the looking like the clear-cut favorite to back up Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller. 2011 fifth-rounder Johnny White has been dealing with an ankle injury in training camp, and is squarely on the bubble. White appeared in 12 games last year, primarily on special teams, and is not eligible for the practice squad.