Bilal Powell RB NYJ Aug 02 '12

Bilal Powell is "having a nice camp, even getting some reps with the first team," according to ESPN New York.

Shonn Greene is in no danger of losing the Week 1 starting job, but Powell could be nipping at his heals if he reprises his early-season struggles from a year ago. In the meantime, Powell has a pass-protection edge on Joe McKnight in the battle for third-down duties. Coach Rex Ryan suggested Powell's rookie-season struggles are part of a start-slow/finish-strong pattern going back to Louisville.

Bilal Powell RB NYJ Jul 30 '12

Jets RB Bilal Powell is reportedly in the mix for third-down work.

Powell didn't impress us as a rookie in 2011, showing little burst and fumbling once in the two games he appeared in. We highly doubt he'll work his way past Joe McKnight for third-down duties, even if he is a better pass-protector.

Bilal Powell RB NYJ Jan 01 '12

Jets declared RB Bilal Powell QB Kevin O'Connell, OLB Ricky Sapp, DT Martin Tevaseu, S Gerald Alexander, LB Garrett McIntyre, and OT Austin Howard inactive for Week 17 against the Dolphins.

Bilal Powell RB NYJ Nov 22 '11

Jets RB Bilal Powell missed Tuesday's workout due to an illness.

With Shonn Greene and LaDainian Tomlinson sidelined for most of last week's loss to Denver, Powell got eight touches. He managed just 18 total yards and fumbled near the goal line. The rookie will likely be inactive this week if Greene and Tomlinson suit up.

Bilal Powell RB NYJ Nov 18 '11

Bilal Powell was held to 11 yards on seven carries and seven yards on one reception against the Broncos in Week 11.

An inauspicious NFL debut for the fourth-rounder. Though it was a small sample size, Powell showed no burst whatsoever and failed to hit holes. He was bailed out on a goal-line fumble when LG Matt Slausen fell on the ball for a touchdown. Don't bother picking up Powell in redraft formats.

Bilal Powell RB NYJ Nov 11 '11

Rookie RB Bilal Powell has yet to dress for a game this season.

Powell is well behind Joe McKnight in the backfield pecking order. Coach Rex Ryan mentioned the fourth-rounder as a potential injury replacement on kickoff returns, but that's a longshot. McKnight (toe) will attempt to practice Friday, with Antonio Cromartie as the primary fallback option.

Bilal Powell RB NYJ Oct 23 '11

Jets declared RB Bilal Powell, DE Mike DeVito, C Colin Baxter, QB Kevin O'Connell, OLB Garrett McIntyre, WR Eron Riley, and CB Isaiah Trufant inactive for Week 7.

All-Pro C Nick Mangold is active, as expected. Rookie Kenrick Ellis will get the start in place of DeVito. Powell still hasn't come close to cracking the running back rotation. He seems well behind Joe McKnight.

Bilal Powell RB NYJ Sep 18 '11

Jets declared RB Bilal Powell, QB Kevin O'Connell, WR Logan Payne, S Emanuel Cook, G Caleb Schlauderaff, OL Rob Turner, and DT Kenrick Ellis inactive for Week 2 against Jacksonville.

Santonio Holmes will be active on the offensive side of the ball. David Harris and Eric Smith will both suit up for the defense. Powell - who is focusing on special teams for the outset of the season - won't be a fantasy factor until 2012, at the earliest. No surprises here for the Jets.

Bilal Powell RB NYJ Sep 07 '11

Rookie RB Bilal Powell will focus on special teams at the outset of the season.

Powell is fourth on the depth chart behind Shonn Greene, LaDainian Tomlinson and Joe McKnight. He rushed 28 times for 62 yards (2.2 YPC) in the preseason, but remains a solid long-term prospect. Tomlinson will be a free agent after this season.