Jacksonville Jaguars Running Back "Good to Go" for Week 13

The Jacksonville Jaguars' young star runner should be in the fold when they take the field against the Detroit Lions in Week 13. Head coach Doug Pederson shared at his Friday press conference that running back Travis Etienne should be good to go for Sunday's game. Etienne exited with a foot injury early on in the Jaguars' thrilling 28-27 win over the Baltimore Ravens in Week 12, notching two carries for three yards on five snaps. He was reportedly cleared to return during the game, but the Jaguars elected to play it safe with the second-year back. Etienne previously missed the entire 2021 season with a foot injury.

Etienne practiced in a limited fashion all week, but he should be in line for a typical workload in a juicy matchup. He has rushed for 66.2 yards per game at an efficient 5.5 yards per attempt and added another 18.4 yards per game through the air at a solid 6.5 yards per target. He'll face a Lions defense that ranks last in yards allowed and points allowed while allowing the third-most rushing yards in the league and the second-worst yards per attempt.

Etienne initially joined the Jaguars as their 25th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft after four years at Clemson. He and fellow Jaguar Trevor Lawrence dominated college football with the Tigers, even winning a championship in their undefeated 2018 season. Etienne totalled 4952 rushing yards and an impressive 1155 receiving yards in 55 appearances with Clemson, establishing himself as a rare running and receiving talent out of the backfield.

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