A week after carrying the ball 12 times for 51 yards in his regular-season debut, Jacksonville Jaguars rookie running back T.J. Yeldon saw his workload more than double in the team's Week 2 win over the Miami Dolphins.
Yeldon, Jacksonville's second-round pick this year, ran 25 times for 70 yards in Sunday's 23-20 win.
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The increased workload was made necessary by injuries to Jacksonville's top two backups. The Jaguars were without third-down back Toby Gerhart entering the game due to an abdominal injury, and fellow reserve Denard Robinson suffered a knee injury on his first carry Sunday.
The rookie from Alabama averaged just 2.8 yards per carry and lost two yards on a first-and-goal carry at the Miami one in the first quarter, but did manage a run of 12 yards later in the game.
Yeldon says he wasn't surprised by the number of times he ended up carrying the ball.