Most of the focus on the problems with the Jets offense have focused on the play of quarterback Mark Sanchez, but Sanchez is hardly the only reason the unit has performed poorly this season.
The running game has been a non-factor as well. Shonn Greene’s been healthy but unproductive and backups Bilal Powell and Joe McKnight have both battled injuries over the course of the season. Powell is currently dealing with a concussion and McKnight missed the loss to the Seahawks because of an ankle injury, leaving the team shorthanded in the backfield.
According to Jason LaCanfora of CBSSports.com, they plan to rectify that situation on Tuesday. They will be working out several running backs and intend to sign one of them to the active roster. Among the backs coming in for a look are former Bear Khalil Bell and former Texan and Dolphin Steve Slaton.
Slaton played for offensive coordinator Tony Sparano in Miami, which could give him a slight edge in the competition. Whoever gets the job could wind up getting work right away thanks to the team’s injury issues at the position right now, although it is hard to imagine they’ll cause a significant change in production for the team’s ground game.