Jay Ajayi fully recovered from knee surgery, looking for a team

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Free agent running back Jay Ajayi has not played a game in almost a full year.

He tore an anterior cruciate ligament in an Oct. 7 game against the Vikings while playing for the Eagles. Ajayi became a free agent in the offseason, and because he wasn’t healthy, no one signed him.

Ajayi, 26, now is fully healthy and looking for a new team, Ian Rapoport of the NFL reports.

Ajayi’s agent has informed all 32 teams he is ready for game action, and Rapoport adds that Ajayi’s “market could heat up quickly.”

Ajayi, a fifth-round choice of Miami in 2015, has 625 career touches for 2,935 yards and 14 touchdowns.

14 responses to “Jay Ajayi fully recovered from knee surgery, looking for a team

  1. He was a big fish in a small pond for a while. But once he left the severely nonperforming Dolphins (which helped him shine above others) he was shown to be average. He could be a good fit in a platoon, like the PATS run.

  2. daddeeo says:
    September 27, 2019 at 4:27 pm
    He was a big fish in a small pond for a while. But once he left the severely nonperforming Dolphins (which helped him shine above others) he was shown to be average. He could be a good fit in a platoon, like the PATS run.
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    He was fourth in the league in rushing with the Dolphins. That’s much more than average. My dropped, comic-book style, when they traded him. As a not die-hard, but die-impossible, Dolphins fan, I would certainly welcome him back.

  3. Ill always remember when he ran for over 200 yards in back to back games, because one of them was against my team and it was brutal to watch him trample defenders all day.

  4. daddeeo says:
    September 27, 2019 at 4:27 pm
    He was a big fish in a small pond for a while. But once he left the severely nonperforming Dolphins (which helped him shine above others) he was shown to be average. He could be a good fit in a platoon, like the PATS run.

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    Wait – so you’re arguing that excelling on an underperforming team is a knock against him? Unfortunately, my allegiances have long been with the Dolphins, and given the o-line they had while he was there (not nearly as bad as this years, but not good), I take that as a total feat on Ajayi’s part. I think your criticism would make sense if he was on an amazing team when he ran that well.

  5. Back up the truck. Some fool team is going to pay him and wreck their ability to compete for years. Raiders? Maybe Bengals?

  6. Around week 8 to 10 a team that’s in playoff contention is going to have their RB get injured and this dude is going to get signed a sweet 6-8 week rental deal.

    Hope he can still play…always fun to watch a good RB.

  7. boltman2323 says:
    September 27, 2019 at 6:15 pm
    I hear Miami might be looking for playwr
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    I actually tweeted him encouraging him to come back to Miami.

  8. fishyinalittledishy says:
    September 28, 2019 at 5:51 am
    Would love to see him back at Miami, but I don’t think it would be a great move for him unless he wants to see if he can fit through wafer thin gaps.
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    Ajayi’s specialty is breaking tackles.

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