Jonathan Grimes 41 | Running Back

Houston Texans

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Sat. Aug 16, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Starting in place of Arian Foster (hamstring), Grimes gained 42 yards on nine carries and 25 yards on three receptions in Saturday's preseason game against the Falcons. Impact: Grimes is listed second on the depth chart, and his usage in Saturday's game backed that up, even though he returned a blocked punt for a touchdown. That he was playing special teams in the fourth quarter isn't all that surprising, as Grimes was thought to be competing for the No. 3/4 running back job before the Texans released Andre Brown. Now the favorite to serve as Arian Foster's top backup, Grimes added to his momentum with a strong performance Saturday. Alfred Blue, who is now well positioned to earn the No. 3 role, did score a one-yard touchdown in the first quarter of Saturday's game. As for Foster, the star running back is expected to be ready for the start of the season, but he is coming off an injury-plagued 2013 campaign.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Aug 13, 2014
News: In the wake of the release of Andre Brown, the Texans' latest unofficial depth chart lists Grimes as the team's No. 2 running back behind Arian Foster, the team's official site reports. Impact: Meanwhile, Alfred Blue is listed third on the team's RB depth chart, followed by newcomers Ronnie Brown and William Powell. While Foster is back at practice as of Wednesday, who emerges as his top backup is a situation of fantasy import, given his recent injury history. For now at least, it's an assignment that Grimes appears to be in the lead to claim.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Aug 12, 2014
News: Grimes and Alfred Blue got most of the carries during Tuesday's practice, the Houston Chronicle reports. Impact: After Monday's position shakeup in which three backs were let go and two others were signed, Grimes has emerged as the leading back with Arian Foster still sidelined by a hamstring injury.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Aug 11, 2014
News: Though not reflected by the Texans' posted depth chart, Grimes continued to work ahead of Alfred Blue and Andre Brown in practice Monday, the Houston Chronicle reports. Impact: Brown was signed during the offseason, presumably to replace Ben Tate as Arian Foster's (undisclosed) top backup, and while it's too early to write him off as a candidate for that assignment, with his carries limited Monday during practice, it's fair to consider the possibility that Grimes may have emerged as a candidate for the job. It's a position battle to monitor, especially with Foster -- who is currently banged up -- coming off a 2013 season in which he played eight games.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Aug 11, 2014
News: Grimes could be in line for an increased role in the Houston offense, as the Texans released Andre Brown on Monday, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports. Impact: With top back Arian Foster (undisclosed) out, Grimes started and led the Texans in rushing during their first preseason contest against the Cardinals on Saturday, carrying the ball 10 times for 39 yards. With Brown and Dennis Johnson now out of the mix, Grimes and rookie Alfred Blue, in that order, appear to be next in line behind Foster. The team could also add running back competition in the coming days, but Grimes' value gets a boost in the meantime. Considering Foster's injury history, and the fact that he's currently hampered by an undisclosed ailment, there could definitely be some value to find in Grimes or Blue, at the very least, as a handcuff to Foster.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Aug 9, 2014
News: Grimes surprisingly started Saturday's preseason opener against the Cardinals, gaining 39 yards on 10 carries. Impact: Arian Foster (undisclosed) was ruled out beforehand, but it was a surprise that Andre Brown didn't play. There should be an explanation within the next day or two, as it's safe to assume that Grimes didn't jump from No. 5/6 on the depth chart all the way to No. 2. While this may be entirely meaningless, it's possible that Grimes is a threat to Dennis Johnson and Alfred Blue, who are listed third and fourth on the depth chart, respectively.(RotoWire, )
Jonathan Grimes
2013 Season
Ht: 5' 10"  Wt: 209  Age: 24
Born: 12/21/1989, Willingboro, New Jersey
College: William & Mary
NFL Experience: 3rd season
Salary: $495,000
Injury Status
No reported Injury