The Jacksonville Jaguars added depth to the backfield today with the signing of running back Alfred Blue.
Welcome to #DUUUVAL to our newest running back, Alfred Blue! pic.twitter.com/LQTah36vid— #DUUUVAL (@Jaguars) April 1, 2019
The contract is reportedly a one-year deal. Jacksonville brought Blue in for a visit earlier today, and apparently team brass liked what it saw.
Blue is familiar with the Jaguars, as he competed in the AFC South for the past five seasons as a member of the Houston Texans. The former LSU product (who preceded Leonard Fournette in Baton Rouge) rushed for 2,407 yards and eight touchdowns in Houston, and added 69 catches (nice) for 470 yards and two additional scores through the air.
Blue looks to take pressure off of Fournette and help out Foles and the offense, but he is also well aware of the talent level on the defensive side of the ball...having had to face the elite unit multiple times:
Jacksonville’s newest running back Alfred Blue -— Ashlyn Sullivan (@ashlynrsullivan) April 1, 2019
“I can tell you one thing about the #Jaguars, they do have a hell of a defense... I’m glad to be apart of this team.” pic.twitter.com/DMuAyEIN77
David Williams, Thomas Rawls and Dimitri Flowers are the other running backs currently on the roster.
The Jaguars have also signed fellow running back Benny Cunningham.
Signed ️— #DUUUVAL (@Jaguars) April 2, 2019
Welcome to #DUUUVAL, @BennyCunningham pic.twitter.com/A4BotZxSTI