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Top Josh Ferguson News

  • Josh Ferguson: Dropped by Washington

    Ferguson was cut by Washington on Monday, Rhiannon Walker of The Athletic reports.

    Ferguson did not join Washington's roster in 2019 until Week 15. He ultimately suited up for two games and accumulated nine yards on three carries. The journeyman running back will now look for a shot on his fourth different team as he enters his fifth year in the league.

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  • Redskins' Josh Ferguson: Little impact in 2019

    Ferguson carried the ball just three times for nine yards during the 2019 campaign.

    The Redskins promoted Ferguson to the active roster Week 15 following the placement of Derrius Guice (knee) on injured reserve, leading to his only carries of the season. The fourth-year pro was also active Week 17 in Dallas, though he was limited to special teams. He'll compete for a depth/special-teams role in Washington in 2020.

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  • Redskins' Josh Ferguson: Rushes for nine yards

    Ferguson rushed three times for nine yards in Sunday's 37-27 loss to the Eagles.

    Ferguson was the only other Redskins running back besides Adrian Peterson to receive a carry, but the latter dominated the backfield touches with 16 totes for 66 yards and a touchdown. With Derrius Guice (knee) done for the year, Ferguson is second in line for carries, but he'd likely only become a true factor in Washington's run game if Peterson were to suffer an injury.

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  • Redskins' Josh Ferguson: Joins active roster

    Ferguson was promoted to the active roster Tuesday, Zach Selby of the Redskins' official site reports.

    With Derrius Guice (knee) hitting injured reserve, Washington had a need for a running back. Ferguson has not appeared in an NFL game since 2017 with the Colts.

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  • Josh Ferguson: Joins Washington's practice squad

    Ferguson signed with the Redskins' practice squad Wednesday.

    Adrian Peterson (quad) and Chris Thompson (toe) both started the week on the injury report, so Ferguson will join the team as a potential depth option. The 26-year-old hasn't seen game action since 2017 with the Colts.

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  • Redskins' Josh Ferguson: Joins 'Skins as insurance policy

    Ferguson signed with Washington on Wednesday.

    The 26-year-old tailback joins Washington's backfield as an insurance policy in the event Chris Thompson (toe) can't play Week 7. Ferguson has not played a down since 2017 and has only 16 carries for 25 yards in his career.

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  • Josh Ferguson: Time up in Houston

    Ferguson was released by the Texans on Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Ferguson's role in Houston appears to have been made expendable following the acquisition of Duke Johnson. He'll look to catch on as a change-of-pace or pass-catching option with another club.

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  • Texans' Josh Ferguson: Added competition from newcomer

    Ferguson is the player "most affected" by the Texans' acquisition of Duke Johnson, Aaron Reiss of The Athletic reports.

    Previously, there had been an open competition for slotting behind top back Lamar Miller, but with Johnson now the team's presumed No. 2/change-of-pace back, Ferguson's path to a significant pass-catching role out of the Texans' backfield is muddled.

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  • Texans' Josh Ferguson: Looks to carve out backup role

    Ferguson is competing for backup slotting behind top back Lamar Miller following the release of D'Onta Foreman, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    With Foreman no longer in the mix, there's a wide open competition for depth chart positioning behind Miller. Per Wilson, "Ferguson has displayed flashes as a third-down back adept at catching passes." Additionally, Ferguson's training camp effort has been praised by coach Bill O'Brien, and if the 5-foot-10, 205-pound back continues to shine, he could carve out enough of a change-of-pace role to merit deep-league PPR attention.

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  • Texans' Josh Ferguson: Impressing coaching staff

    Coach Bill O'Brien said Wednesday that Ferguson is the top candidate for the team's third running-back job, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Lamar Miller and D'Onta Foreman rank as the clear top two options on the depth chart, but Ferguson's pass-catching skills and ability to contribute on special teams apparently give him an early edge on the likes of holdover Buddy Howell (hamstring), free-agent pickup Taiwan Jones and undrafted rookies Karan Higdon and Damarea Crockett. The 25-year-old Ferguson didn't see any action in the NFL in 2018, but he nonetheless possesses a good feel for the Houston offense after spending time on the Texans' practice squad.

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  • Texans' Josh Ferguson: Stays with Texans

    The Texans signed Ferguson to a reserve/future contract.

    Ferguson spent the majority of the season on Houston's practice squad and now will have a chance to make the 2019 roster. The 25-year-old running back has 16 carries for 25 yards and 23 receptions for 152 yards during his short career, though he failed to spend any time on an NFL roster this season.

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  • Josh Ferguson: Signed to Houston's practice squad

    Ferguson was signed to the Texans' practice squad Monday.

    Within the last week alone Ferguson has made pitstops in Cleveland and New England before temporarily settling in Houston. At 25 years old, Ferguson presents a youthful option at running back, but it's more likely he'll be used on special teams should he stick around.

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  • Josh Ferguson: Joins Patriots' practice squad

    The Patriots signed Ferguson to their practice squad Wednesday, Mike Reiss of reports.

    Ferguson worked out for New England on Tuesday and appears to have shown well enough to join the team's practice squad as a deep depth option. The 25-year-old is unlikely to see notable usage this season but could tentatively see an emergency role with the Patriots if Sony Michel (knee) is unable to return to the field in the near future.

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  • Josh Ferguson: Working out for Browns

    Ferguson worked out for the Browns on Monday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports.

    Ferguson was released from the Texans' practice squad in October, and appears to have garnered some attention in Cleveland. The career journeyman could tentatively serve to bolster the Browns' running back depth, considering that the team's only backup to Nick Chubb and Duke Johnson is Dontrell Hilliard.

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  • Josh Ferguson: Released from Texans' practice squad

    Ferguson was released from the Texans' practice squad Tuesday.

    Ferguson just joined the squad last week, so his time there was short-lived. The former Illinois standout was waived by the Colts on Sept. 18 after three years with the team. He is now set to look for a new opportunity.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 205 lbs
Birthplace: Bolingbrook, IL, USA
Age: 30
School: Illinois
Experience: 3