The Indianapolis Colts are bringing in running backs Darius Jackson, Benny LeMay, and Lamar Miller for a tryout, according to Tom Pelissero of The NFL Network.
This news comes off of the heels of starting running back Marlon Mack suffering a season-ending torn Achilles injury on Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
On Monday, Colts head coach Frank Reich announced that rookie Jonathan Taylor will be the team’s starter going forward. He also added that Nyheim Hines and Jordan Wilkins will still key roles within the offense.
In Sunday’s season opener, Taylor only had 22 rushing yards on nine carries. However, he was impressive in the receiving department with six receptions for 67 yards.
When it comes to Miller, the veteran running back spent training camp with the New England Patriots, but did not make the final 53-man roster. The veteran running back missed all of the 2019 season with an ACL tear.
Jackson is a former draft pick of the Dallas Cowboys, who actually spent some time on the Colts’ practice squad last season but was cut in August.
Finally, LeMay is an undrafted free agent that signed with the Cleveland Browns this summer. However, the dynamic running back from UNC-Charlotte could not crack the final 53-man roster.