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Jaguars OC Jedd Fisch made it clear he envisions Jordan Todman as a "change of pace" back.

Toby Gerhart detractors have suggested Todman might pose a threat to Gerhart's workload or even his starting job, but Fisch doesn't seem to agree. "Those two guys are truly change-of-pace backs," Fisch said of Todman and Denard Robinson, who are vying for the pace-change role behind Gerhart. Fisch did praise Todman's "burst, speed and acceleration." Still, Gerhart lacks a clear handcuff with Todman, Robinson, and Storm Johnson all competing for backup duties.

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Jordan Todman is expected to be the Jaguars' kick returner again this season.

Todman averaged 27.4 yards per on 26 kick returns last season, good for seventh in the league. Second-round rookie Marqise Lee has experience returning kicks from his USC days and could provide competition for Todman this summer. Ace Sanders and Tandon Doss are expected to compete for punt return duties.

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Jaguars re-signed exclusive rights free agent RB Jordan Todman to a one-year, $645,000 contract.

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Jaguars tendered an offer to exclusive rights free agent RB Jordan Todman.

Todman will earn $645,000. With Maurice Jones-Drew headed for free agency and unlikely to be re-signed, Todman currently sits atop the Jags' depth chart. He showed plus burst around the edge on 76 carries last season but averaged just 3.4 YPC. Todman also turned 14 catches into 116 yards and a score.

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Updating previous items, Jaguars RB Jordan Todman is an exclusive rights free agent this offseason.

Todman has only one "accrued year" (six-plus games of service time) in the NFL despite entering as a sixth-round pick in the 2011 draft. So he's actually two years away from restricted free agency. It's a big difference because the Jaguars can retain Todman at the NFL minimum salary for 2014. Were he a RFA, Todman would've cost $1.389 million -- at least -- for the Jags to tender.

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Jordan Todman rushed twice for three yards and caught a 12-yard pass in the Jaguars' Week 17 loss to the Colts.

Although it wasn't quite a breakout season, Todman finishes 2013 with career highs in carries (76), rushing yards (256), all-purpose touchdowns (3), and receptions (14), establishing himself as a viable NFL change-of-pace back. There is an outside chance the former Big East Offensive Player of the Year will be in the mix to start for Jacksonville in 2014 if Maurice Jones-Drew isn't retained, though Todman would surely face stiff competition. He's more of a role player. Todman is an impending restricted free agent.

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Jordan Todman was held to six yards on six carries in Sunday's Week 16 loss to the Titans.

He added one catch for five yards on two targets. Todman was mixed in behind Maurice Jones-Drew and used in a change-of-pace role. The Jaguars' offense isn't effective enough to support two running backs and Todman failed to do anything with his limited carries. He'll remain on the lesser half of a timeshare with Jones-Drew in the regular season finale against the Colts in Week 17.

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Maurice Jones-Drew (hamstring) is starting Sunday's game against the Titans.

Beat writer Hays Carlyon has had a good read on this situation recently, especially from a fantasy perspective. He expects Jones-Drew to get around 16 touches and Jordan Todman to be limited to 8-10. That projection assumes the Jags are going to sustain drives and get their running backs around 25 total touches, which is certainly no sure thing. Ideally, owners will simply avoid this timeshare because the upside is capped.

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Jordan Todman rushed for 109 yards on 25 carries in Jacksonville's Week 15, 27-20 loss to the Bills.

Todman got the start in place of an injured Maurice Jones-Drew (hamstring) and added four catches for 44 yards on a team-high eight targets. He handled the ball 29 times, while Denard Robinson chipped in just two carries. The Jaguars featured Todman around the edges, showing off his excellent speed. The only thing missing for fantasy owners was a touchdown. Todman definitely has some talent. MJD will look to test his hammy out next week in practice. If he can't go, Todman will handle all of the work against a leaky Tennessee run defense.

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Jordan Todman is starting Sunday's Week 15 game against the Bills.

Maurice Jones-Drew (hamstring) is inactive. The Jags were already trying to get Todman some touches as part of a committee, so now they'll get to take a long look at him as a feature back. He gets to face the Bills' No. 26 run defense, is playing at home and beat writer Hays Carlyon is expecting 17-22 touches. Todman has struggled in limited regular season work, but did post a 22/223/2 line in the preseason.