Alfred Blue
Alfred Blue
28-Year-Old Running BackRB
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
Injury Ankle
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Blue saw plenty of work during his final season with the Texans as he rushed 150 times for 499 yards and two touchdowns for an uninspiring 3.3 yards per carry. He also caught 20-of-27 targets for 154 yards. The 28-year-old averaged only 3.9 yards per touch over his five years in Houston, making it difficult to get too excited about his move to Jacksonville. The only returning running back for the Jaguars is starter Leonard Fournette, who is entering a make-or-break season with the team. He figures to start out in a an every-down role, but has battled injuries and discipline issues over his first two years in the league. Blue should enter training camp with the upper hand for the backup role, but the one-year contract he signed this offseason certainly doesn't offer him much security. Rookie fifth-round pick Ryquell Armstead figures to be his primary competition for the No. 2 job,. Read Past Outlooks
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$Released by the Jaguars in October of 2019.
Let go from IR
RBFree Agent
October 28, 2019
The Jaguars cut Blue (ankle) from IR on Monday, John Reid of The Florida Times-Union reports.
Blue will now be free to sign with another squad once he's healthy. He had a consistent role with the Texans last year, rushing 150 times for 499 yards and two touchdowns while adding 20 receptions for 154 scoreless yards over 16 games. Blue could add depth to another backfield.
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How do Alfred Blue's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
6' 2"
225 lbs
40-Yard Dash
4.63 sec
Shuttle Time
4.50 sec
Cone Drill
7.15 sec
Vertical Jump
32.0 in
Broad Jump
121 in
Bench Press
13 reps
Hand Length
9.88 in
Arm Length
32.38 in
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Blue didn't generate a whole lot of buzz in free agency, so he returned to the franchise that drafted him in 2014. There have been opportunities for Blue, who was the main backup during the years when Arian Foster was often hurt, but he never made defenses fear him. He flashed some weeks, but disappeared for long stretches. Blue's knowledge of the offense provides some comfort and helped him earn a roster spot at the conclusion of the preseason, but his limited usage behind starter Lamar Miller could come to a screeching halt if second-year back D'Onta Foreman, who will miss at least the first six weeks of 2018 while recovering from a torn Achilles, is activated by mid-season.
The Texans have seen Blue for three seasons and 45 games, more than enough time to evaluate him. He'd been given opportunities as the result of injuries to Arian Foster in 2014 and 2015, but he never evolved into an impact back, one that opponents have to scheme against. Lamar Miller was added in 2016 as the lead running back and 2017 third-round draft pick D'Onta Foreman appears to be the change-of-pace back Blue could never be. Blue's experience in the offense will be helpful, but his contributions will be limited.
Blue’s audition as Houston’s main back didn’t go very well in 2015, when he started nine games for the injured Arian Foster. Quite often, the rushing attack was ineffectual as we learned that Blue is not a game-changer. He averaged three yards or fewer per carry in seven of his 15 games. Though he finished the season on a high note, crossing 100 yards in two of the final three games of the regular season then rushing for 99 yards in the playoff loss to the Chiefs, it wasn’t enough to save his job as the lead back. Houston signed Lamar Miller, who will be the primary back while Blue becomes the bigger back that gives defenses a different look.
An unheralded 2014 sixth-round pick out of LSU, Blue emerged as Arian Foster's most reliable backup last season. Now that Foster appears headed for groin surgery, opportunity knocks for Blue in 2015. Blue has nearly identical size and speed to Foster and showed similar vision and patience. The comparison ended, though, when defenders got their hands on him. While Foster is among the league's toughest backs to bring down, Blue was one of the easiest, ranking in the bottom five among running backs in touches per missed tackle. He hit holes effectively, but without Foster's burst or power, Blue wasn't able to do as much with them. Foster's increasing fragility likely will result in more work for Blue, but the Texans might look for an upgrade now that Foster is hurt again.
Although Blue showed promise as a runner in his four seasons at LSU, he ended up only starting seven games in his college career, never carried the ball more than 71 times in a season, and had his junior year cut short by a knee injury. Still, the Texans saw enough to select the well-built rusher in the sixth round of this year's draft, and he'll battle with Jonathan Grimes in training camp for the right to serve as the No. 2 behind to Arian Foster.
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Gets IR tag
RBJacksonville Jaguars
September 6, 2019
Blue (ankle) has been placed on injured reserve.
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Headed to IR
RBJacksonville Jaguars
September 1, 2019
The Jaguars placed Blue (ankle) on injured reserve Sunday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Using walking boot
RBJacksonville Jaguars
August 19, 2019
Blue (ankle) is in a walking boot and won't play in Thursday's preseason game against Miami, Phillip Heilman of The Athletic reports.
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Likely out preseason Week 3
RBJacksonville Jaguars
August 17, 2019
Blue (ankle) is not expected to practice throughout the upcoming week and will likely miss Thursday's exhibition matchup against the Dolphins as a result, Phillip Heilman of the Athletic reports.
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Escapes with ankle sprain
RBJacksonville Jaguars
August 16, 2019
Blue has been diagnosed with an ankle sprain, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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