Originally, the Jets acquired Ballage from the Miami Dolphins for a conditional late-round pick. The transaction occurred on August 27.
La’Mical Perine Injury
That is not the only bad news the Jets would receive today. The training staff carted La’Mical Perine off the field with a leg injury during today’s practice at Metlife Stadium. He will receive an MRI.
The team is one injury at the position away from being completely desperate.
The Jets don’t know how long Perine will be out for. If the injury is serious, the Jets should sign another running back to hold down the depth at the position.
If the team wants to make life easy, they should re-sign Bilal Powell. He knows the Adam Gase‘s very well and still has something left in the tank. Familiarity would work best when there is two weeks left til the first game.
In 13 games, Powell rushed for 229 yards on 59 attempts, averaging 3.9 yards per carry. He’s been a consistent back in
Not to mention, Bilal Powell and La’Mical Perine are alike in their playing styles. Both are not dominant in one area. But, they are equally skilled out at individual assets of being a running back. Powell and Perine aren’t your typical lead backs. Instead, both are solid backups by being threats equally in the run and passing game. Not to mention, they both have the same running style.
Before possibly pursuing a free agent running back, the team has to see if La’Mical Perine’s injury is serious.