Bilal Powell RB NYJ 5 Months

Powell had two carries for 13 yards and two receptions for six yards in Monday's 27-19 loss to the Bears.

Powell gets some work in the two-minute offense and on third-and-longs, but he's otherwise absent from the gameplan, stuck behind Chris Johnson and Ivory.

Bilal Powell RB NYJ 6 Months

Powell had four rushes for 16 yards and two catches for 32 yards in Sunday's loss at Green Bay,

Powell is one of the better No. 3 backs in the league, but his upside is capped so long as Chris Johnson and Chris Ivory remain healthy in New York.

Bilal Powell RB NYJ 6 Months

Powell had just one touch (a four-yard rush) in Sunday's victory over Oakland.

The Jets ignored their No. 3 back, while Chris Johnson (18 touches) and Chris Ivory (10 carries) were liberally used.

Bilal Powell RB NYJ 6 Months

The Jets continue to list three running backs (Powell, Chris Johnson, Chris Ivory) atop their depth chart, ESPN New York reports.

It was nice of the team to eliminate Curtis Martin, Freeman McNeil, and Emerson Boozer from consideration. The Jets can be as coy as they like, but the pecking order appears clear: Johnson, Ivory, Powell. Like most No. 3 backs, Powell will probably need injuries or poor play in front of him to get a significant opportunity.

Bilal Powell RB NYJ 6 Months

Powell made the final roster as the Jets' No. 3 running back, reports.

While clearly behind both Chris Johnson and Chris Ivory in the pecking order for touches, Powell also seemed to be quite a bit ahead of both Daryl Richardson and Alex Green for the No. 3 role. Though he isn't great in any aspect of the game, Powell offers versatility that makes him a strong choice for the No. 3 role. He's probably just one injury away -- to either Johnson or Ivory -- from having a significant role in the offense.

Bilal Powell RB NYJ 7 Months

Making his 2014 preseason debut, Powell (hamstring) had four carries for 41 yards and a touchdown and two receptions for 13 yards on two targets Saturday against the Bengals.

Chris Ivory (ribs) didn't play, allowing Powell to work as the No. 2 running back behind starter Chris Johnson. While Johnson and Ivory are expected to handle most of the workload this season, Ivory has always struggled to stay healthy, and Johnson isn't the same guy who once rushed for 2,000 yards. Powell seems to be locked in as the No. 3 running back, leaving him one injury away from what would likely be a significant role in the offense.

Bilal Powell RB NYJ 7 Months

Powell (hamstring) did not play in Thursday's preseason opener against the Colts, the Daily News' Manish Mehta reports.

Powell practiced on a limited basis earlier in the week, as his injury isn't though to be particularly serious. The Jets listed Powell, Chris Johnson and Chris Ivory (ribs) as co-starters on the initial depth chart, but Powell seems more likely to work as a No. 3. Ivory, who is known for his susceptibility to injuries as much as his hard running, left Thursday's contest with a rib issue that coach Rex Ryan downplayed after the game.

Bilal Powell RB NYJ 7 Months

Powell (hamstring), who practiced on limited basis Tuesday, could play in Thursday's preseason opener against the Colts, the Daily News reports.

Chris Johnson, Chris Ivory and Powell are currently listed as first-teamers on the Jets' depth chart and while we suspect that when all three are healthy, Powell slots in behind Johnson and Ivory, coach Rex Ryan suggests that the team is inclined to use a committee approach at running back this season. "I definitely think it's going to be a committee approach. When you have Chris Ivory, Chris Johnson and Bilal Powell, I think that's a pretty safe bet," Ryan noted.

Bilal Powell RB NYJ 7 Months

Powell (hamstring) participated in positional drills during Tuesday's practice, ESPN New York reports.

Powell exited last Tuesday's practice after tweaking his hamstring and had been sidelined ever since. Following a week of rest, Powell re-joined the Jets' running backs in drill work Tuesday; however, given the time he missed, it's probably unlikely Powell will be allowed to play in Thursday's preseason opener. Nonetheless, a healthy Powell figures to compete Daryl Richardson for third-string duties behind Chris Johnson and Chris Ivory.

Bilal Powell RB NYJ 9 Months

Bilal Powell is expected to battle Daryl Richardson for the Jets' No. 3 tailback job in training camp.

Powell's snaps will be scaled back heavily from last year, when he operated as a committee member and passing-down back alongside Chris Ivory. The Jets claimed Richardson off waivers and signed Chris Johnson, putting Powell on the bubble. The 25-year-old is averaging 3.86 YPC through three NFL seasons.