After missing the first two games of the season with an abdominal strain, Jacksonville Jaguars running back Toby Gerhart was a limited participant in the team's practice on Wednesday.
Per the team's official website, head coach Gus Bradley said Gerhart looked good in practice, but the six year veteran is considered day to day and his status for Sunday's game against the New England Patriots is up in the air.
"We've yet to really turn it loose with him," Bradley said.
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If Gerhart is unable to play against the Patriots, the Jaguars will be down to three healthy running backs in starter T.J. Yeldon and backups Bernard Pierce and Corey Grant. Fellow running back Denard Robinson is out after suffering a knee injury in last week's win over the Miami Dolphins.
Yeldon carried the ball 25 times last week against the Dolphins and Jacksonville offensive coordinator Greg Olson said the rookie from Alabama is capable of receiving the bulk of the carries once again if Gerhart is unavailable.
"It just depends on the game," Olson said, per the Florida Times-Union. "He certainly can handle that load. We'll see how the game plays out. We like all of them as a group."
Bradley, though, said the Jaguars would certainly benefit from getting Gerhart back in the lineup, in short-yardage situations and beyond.
"It just gives us a completely different style of back with him in there," Bradley said, per the Times-Union.
(h/t Jacksonville Jaguars)