Jaguars Rule Out Running Back for Week 12

The Jacksonville Jaguars will wait at least a week before seeing their shiny new offensive weapon in action. Head coach Doug Pederson shared at his Friday press conference that recently acquired running back Darrell Henderson won't play in the team's Week 12 matchup against the Baltimore Ravens.

The Jaguars claimed Henderson after the Los Angeles Rams surprisingly waived him earlier this week. He had started seven games for the Rams this season, and his 283 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns both ranked first on the team. His 4.0 rushing yards per attempt also vastly exceeded the team's overall average of 3.4.

When available, Henderson will likely provide an early-down complement to Jaguars running back Travis Etienne. Etienne has been incredibly efficient on limited touches this year, averaging 5.5 yards per rush and 6.5 yards per target. Henderson's arrival should keep Etienne fresh for the back half of the year.

Henderson initially entered the league as the Rams' 70th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. He was a consistently valuable and productive thumper for the team, totalling 2216 yards from scrimmage and 17 touchdowns over 50 appearances with the team.

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