Jordan Todman RB JAC 21 Hrs
Todman played deep into the fourth quarter of Thursday's preseason finale against the Falcons, finishing with 37 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries, and adding 45 yards on five receptions (six targets).
Denard Robinson, who got the starting nod over Todman, only played in the first half. While Todman seemingly entered the preseason with some cushion, Robinson may have passed him for the role of top backup to Toby Gerhart. Todman worked ahead of Robinson in the previous three preseason games, but Robinson had more success on the ground. Todman's Thursday night usage indicates that he may even be on the roster bubble, though he likely helped his odds, if that's the case. Hopefully, the Jaguars will provide some clarity on the situation before Week 1.
Jordan Todman RB JAC 7 Days
Todman gained three yards on five carries and 32 yards on three receptions in Friday's preseason game against the Lions.
Though he has done nothing with his carries this preseason, Todman was still used as the clear No. 2 running back in Friday's game. He'll likely hold that job heading into Week 1, but the Jaguars will have to re-evaluate if Todman's struggles continue. While quiet in Friday's game, Denard Robinson is having the better preseason. In addition to potentially facing a threat from Robinson, Todman is stuck working behind Toby Gerhart, who figures to handle both the goal-line carries and most of the third-down work. Thus, Todman is merely a handcuff in many leagues, and there's no guarantee that he'd see a starter's workload if Gerhart were to suffer an injury.
Jordan Todman RB JAC 15 Days
Todman gained 18 yards on eight carries and 24 yards on three receptions in Thursday's preseason game against the Bears.
The Jags' depth chart appears to be settled at running back, with Toby Gerhart locked in as the starter, and Todman in line to serve as the top backup. The only hint of a battle is between Denard Robinson and Storm Johnson for the No. 3 spot, a role Robinson played in Thursday's game. With Gerhart expected to handle third-down and goal-line duties, Todman may not have much stand-alone value.
Jordan Todman RB JAC 20 Days
With Toby Gerhart (hip) held out due to a hip injury, Todman started Friday's preseason opener against Tampa Bay.
Todman only played one quarter, finishing his night with five yards on five carries and six yards on one reception. While the performance wasn't impressive, there was really nothing to like about the Jags' first-team offense. Denard Robinson managed 36 yards and a touchdown on seven carries, but the former QB didn't touch the ball until the second half, as seventh-round rookie Storm Johnson worked as Todman's backup. Toby Gerhart (hip) is merely day-to-day and seemingly locked in as the starter, while Todman appears to have a firm grip on the No. 2 role. It may be that the only competition left is between Johnson and Robinson for the third-string spot.
Jordan Todman RB JAC 1 Month
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.
Jordan Todman RB JAC 2 Months
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.
Jordan Todman RB JAC 4 Months
Jaguars re-signed exclusive rights free agent RB Jordan Todman to a one-year, $645,000 contract.
Jordan Todman RB JAC 6 Months
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.
Jordan Todman RB JAC 7 Months
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.
Jordan Todman RB JAC 8 Months
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.