Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley said the team's decision to make running back Toby Gerhart inactive for last Sunday's loss to the New York Jets stemmed for a concern Gerhart wasn't completely healthy.
"When he's sprinting down long distances (on special teams), we're looking at is he 100 percent in doing that?" Bradley said, per ESPN. "That was part of it.
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"I think he could play, but that's one aspect when we looked at it when we felt like we wanted to go in a different situation. Is he 100 percent? I think he still battles through some things, some nicks and bruises and aches."
Bradley said Gerhart hadn't suffered a new injury leading up the Jets game, but speculated the veteran back might have still been feeling the effects of an abdominal injury that kept him out of Jacksonville's first two games of the year.
Gerhart has rushed for 44 yards on 20 carries this season. He played in Jacksonville's Oct. 25 win over the Bills in London, but was unable to convert on four consecutive attempts from the one-yard line, though two of the failures were due to missed blocking assignments by the offensive line.