Bilal Powell RB NYJ May 15 '79

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.

Bilal Powell RB NYJ May 11 '791 Comment

ESPN New York is projecting Bilal Powell as the Jets' No. 2 running back.

Bilal Powell RB NYJ Apr 06 '79

ESPN New York believes Bilal Powell will have to "find a niche" to keep his roster spot.

Bilal Powell RB NYJ Mar 22 '79

The Jets are giving Bilal Powell an opportunity to push Mike Goodson for the third-down back job.

Goodson is the heavy favorite, with beat writer Rich Cimini noting he shows "a burst whenever he gets the ball in his hands." Powell, on the other hand, is painfully sluggish as a runner. He's merely competing for a roster spot.

Bilal Powell RB NYJ Oct 10 '78

Bilal Powell rushed 12 times for 56 yards and caught two passes for 12 yards in the Jets' Week 17 loss to Buffalo.

Powell made obvious strides in his second NFL season, but not nearly enough to indicate he's capable of becoming a foundation running back in New York. The 24-year-old finished with 437 yards and four touchdowns on 110 carries (3.97 YPC) while chipping in 17 receptions. Powell was unable to overtake fellow plodder Shonn Greene for the Jets' starting job. Ideally, Powell would return to New York in 2013 as a No. 2 or No. 3 running back. He can play in the passing game and on special teams, but lacks explosive running ability.

Bilal Powell RB NYJ Oct 04 '78

Bilal Powell finished with -3 yards rushing on three carries in New York's Week 16 loss to the Chargers, but added four catches for 37 yards.

Powell lost yards on both of his first-quarter totes, and didn't carry the ball again until the fourth quarter. He was out-touched 16-7 by Shonn Greene. Although Powell has flashed signs of usefulness this season, he'd be unlikely to be installed as the Jets' feature back if impending free agent Greene walks.

Bilal Powell RB NYJ Sep 28 '78

Bilal Powell rushed for 28 yards on six carries and caught two passes for 15 yards in Week 15 against the Titans.

Powell was held under double-digit touches for the first time since Week 10, and it came one week after he toted the rock 19 times in Jacksonville. He played primarily on passing downs and lost some work in that area to Joe McKnight, who received four carries. Powell battled a toe injury during the week, so that may explain his limited usage. He'll be a poor flex play option for Week 16 against the Chargers' No. 7 run defense.

Bilal Powell RB NYJ Sep 25 '78

Bilal Powell (toe, shoulder) practiced in full on Saturday and is listed as probable for Monday night versus the Titans.

Powell steadily improved throughout the week, going from a DNP on Thursday, to limited on Friday, and then finally "full" on Saturday. He and Shonn Greene will continue to split carries in the New York backfield. Powell is Rotoworld's No. 34 running back for Week 15 and isn't a recommended flex option.

Bilal Powell RB NYJ Sep 24 '78

Bilal Powell (toe) returned to a limited practice on Friday.

The Jets will release their final injury report for Week 15 on Friday. Powell has avoided a fracture in the toe, but has experienced soreness and will not be a recommended flex play on Monday night against Tennessee.

Bilal Powell RB NYJ Sep 24 '78

Jets RB Bilal Powell (toe) will miss practice again on Friday.

X-rays were negative on Powell's toe, but he's still experiencing soreness. Although coach Rex Ryan has expressed optimism that Powell will play against the Titans Monday night, it's a good bet that Shonn Greene will be carrying a heavier workload than normal.