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Gerhart (ribs) was limited at practice Wednesday, John Oehser of Jaguars.com reports.
We'll monitor Gerhart's status in the coming days, but his participation in Wednesday's practice (after also working Tuesday) bodes well for his chances of suited up in Sunday's regular season finale against the Texans.
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Gerhart was ruled out for the final few minutes of Thursday's game due to a rib contusion.
Gerhart first left the game in the third quarter, but he was then able to return and take a few more carries. He was ruled out for good around the two-minute warning, leaving Jordan Todman to get the final few touches. Gerhart finished with 12 carries for 53 yards and a touchdown, adding one reception for seven yards on two targets. Todman, meanwhile, had five carries for 71 yards and a touchdown of his own, with another five yards on two receptions. Gerhart has 10 days to recover before Jacksonville's season finale in Houston. If he's able to play, the touches will likely be divided in a similar manner, with Todman working behind Gerhart but also handling most of the passing-down snaps.
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Gerhart could be in for a slightly heavier workload Thursday against the Titans.
Coach Gus Bradley indicated that Gerhart could receive more carries than the 13 he saw against the Ravens on Sunday, when he rushed for a season-high 54 yards. Gerhart will continue to share rushing duties with Storm Johnson and Jordan Todman, but Bradley said, "it would not surprise me if you saw him (Gerhart) get a little bit more work." Tennessee allows the most rushing yards of any team in the NFL at 139.6 per game.
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Gerhart started in place of Denard Robinson (foot) and rushed for 54 yards on 13 carries Sunday against Baltimore.
It was Gerhart's best performance of the season and just the third time he's seen seen double-digit carries. The Stanford product gain the edge, in terms of workload, over Jordan Todman and Storm Johnson, and he may be an interesting dark horse play in Week 16 against a poor Titans rushing defense.
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Gerhart (ankle) is in the starting lineup Sunday against the Ravens.
With Denard Robinson (foot) out, Gerhart starts ahead of Jordan Todman and Storm Johnson, though they all figure to get touches against a Ravens defense allowing the fourth-fewest rushing yards per game this season.
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Gerhart (ankle) practiced fully Friday and is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Ravens, the Jaguars' official site reports.
With Denard Robinson out for the season, Gerhart is expected to start at running back for the Jaguars on Sunday against the Ravens, though look for Storm Johnson and Jordan Todman to figure into the team's Week 15 backfield mix as well. Neither of the trio are high-percentage plays, though Gerhart's worth a lineup look for those digging deep this weekend.
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Gerhart (ankle) practiced fully Thursday.
Per John Oehser of jaguars.com, with Denard Robinson out for the season, Gerhart is expected to start at running back for the Jaguars on Sunday against the Ravens, though look for Storm Johnson and Jordan Todman to figure into the team's Week 15 backfield mix as well, a potential time-share outcome supported by the fact that the trio shared practice reps on Thursday.
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Though Gerhart was limited at practice Wednesday with an ankle issue, coach Gus Bradley anticipates that Gerhart will start at running back for the Jaguars on Sunday against the Ravens.
That said, Bradley indicated Wednesday that Storm Johnson and Jordan Todman are also in line for reps this weekend, with Denard Robinson out for the season. At this stage though, it looks like Gerhart is on track to head the team's Week 15 backfield committee, assuming his ankle holds up as the practice week progresses.
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With Denard Robinson out for the season, Gerhart, Jordan Todman and Storm Johnson are in line handle the Jaguars' rushing duties down the stretch, according to coach Gus Bradley.
While the report hints at some form of time-share, of the three, we suspect that Gerhart -- who notes that his previously-injured foot is feeling good these days -- would appear to be the best bet to get the first shot at heading the Jaguars' backfield Sunday against the Ravens. That said, the team could well go with the hot hand (if one emerges) as the game progresses.
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Gerhart carried the ball five times for 19 yards and hauled in two passes for 16 yards in Sunday's loss to Houston.
Once again, Gerhart was completely ineffective as the backup to Denard Robinson in a Jags' running game that only totaled 74 yards. Once projected as a potential sleeper early in the season, Gerhart's fantasy value has bottomed out.