On Wednesday, the team announced that they have signed former Alabama and Louisiana-Monroe running back Derrick Gore. Gore was a participant in the team’s rookie mini-camp following the 2019 NFL Draft.
While at Alabama, Gore played sparingly as a walk-on before transferring to ULM. In his two seasons with the Warhawks, Gore rushed for 1,247 yards and 12 touchdowns.
It’s not surprising to see the team sign some new blood as the situation with Melvin Gordon doesn’t seem to be getting better anytime soon. With his agents informing the team that he won’t report to camp, and the additional claims by the team that they are firmly entrenched on their stance and won’t budge against Gordon’s demands, your best guess on when we will see Gordon on the field again is as good as mine.
Until then, the next best guess on which running back will see the bulk of the carries through training camp and into the season might as well be a coin-flip between Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson for now. Whichever one it is, don’t be surprised if Detrez Newsome earns some work early on, as well.