Could Ray Rice finally get a shot? Well the time is ticking for the former Ravens running back, but the good thing is injuries are opening up roster spots right now. Both the Titans and Rams could be looking at adding a runner over the next few days due to injuries.
Titans top running back Bishop Sankey has been average overall through three preseason games, and rookie David Cobb, who was expected to challenge Sankey for snaps, is now listed as week-to-week with a calf injury suffered in Thursday’s workout.
Last night Whisenhunt admitted the team will look at the available backs.
“Well that’s kind of a trick question because if I say we’re OK and we struggle, then you’re going to go the other way,” Whisenhunt said with a smile. “I’m sure we’ll look and see what else is out there, and if there’s somebody that can help us — if we need that.”
The Rams on the other hand are dealing with an injury that occurred to Tre Mason.
“It was just a little tweak,” Mason said, via the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “It’s nothing too bad. It’s just tight. It got a little sore, so got out of there.”
Despite Mason’s protestations, the “tweak,” as he called it, could put his availability for the team’s season opener against the Seattle Seahawks. ESPN reported Sunday morning Mason’s injury was a strained hamstring. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported two weeks ago that first-round running back Todd Gurley is expected to miss the “first couple games” as he returns from an ACL injury.
This means the Rams could also be in the market. If Ray Rice does not hear something soon, he could be out of a job for a long time.