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T.J. Yeldon could play Saturday vs. Giants

Rookie running back T.J. Yeldon could make his NFL debut on Saturday night against the Giants after a week of non-contact practice.

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Jacksonville Jaguars running back T.J. Yeldon could finally make his NFL debut on Saturday night against the New York Giants.

After injuring his finger at the end of the August 9 team scrimmage, Yeldon was not included on the list of inactive players for the Week 2 matchup against the Giants.

Which Jaguars players have been ruled out of the game? Wide receivers Marqise Lee and Neal Sterling, cornerback Peyton Thompson, offensive lineman Brennan Williams, safety Johnathan Cyprien, safety James Sample, tight end Julius Thomas, and (of course) defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks.

Head coach Gus Bradley said he'd "probably" start Denard Robinson and that Yeldon will be a game-time decision.

That likely leaves Storm Johnson as the odd man out when it comes to quality reps this week. With the starters playing even longer than they did last week against the Pittsburgh Steelers, and our hydra of running backs -- Toby Gerhart, Denard, and Yeldon -- sharing snaps past halftime, I don't know how much Storm Johnson is going to see the field.

Bernard Pierce has proven himself to be the better option and Corey Grant only got two runs last week. Storm, however, got seven and showed nothing in terms of improved running ability plus he fumbled a kickoff in limited return duty for the second straight preseason.

Give Yeldon, Gerhart, Pierce, and Denard 10-12 snaps each and then give Grant the lion's share of the remaining 10-12 snaps.