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Dave Caldwell: Jaguars won't carry a fullback this year

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Shortly after picking T.J. Yeldon with the No. 36 overall pick, Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell explained how it would affect Denard Robinson and the team's entire stable of running backs.

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The Jacksonville Jaguars used the No. 36 overall pick to select Alabama running back T.J. Yeldon, who is expected to take over the "bell-cow" from an ineffective Toby Gerhart.

But what about Denard Robinson, who had a great series of games in the middle of the 2014 season?

Well, Jaguars general manager all but said Denard's days as the feature back were over.

According to Chad Cushnir of FirstCoastNews.com, Caldwell said that Yeldon's arrival means Denard will take over kickoff return duties and still have a place with the offense going forward. Yes, he'll still get carries, but he won't be getting the bulk of them.

There also won't be a fullback this year, and Caldwell said later that the team could carry up to five running backs on the 53-man roster next year.

T.J. Yeldon, Denard Robinson, Toby Gerhart, Storm Johnson, and Bernard Pierce are currently on the team, and that makes five. But I wouldn't be surprised with another one drafted, and some undrafted free agents to come in and compete with Pierce and Johnson for spots on the roster.