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Nick Chubb
Even brighter prospects in 2020?
RBCleveland Browns
July 5, 2020
Chubb, who has rushed for a franchise-record 2,490 yards over his first two campaigns, could be in for his best season yet under new head coach Kevin Stefanski, Grant Gordon of NFL.com opines.
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Dalvin Cook
Could be primed for spectacular 2020
RBMinnesota Vikings
July 5, 2020
Cook, who rushed for a career-high 1,135 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2019, could be primed for an even bigger year in 2020 due to offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak's prior success with the running game, Grant Gordon of NFL.com reports.
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Damien Williams
Lauded by RB coach
RBKansas City Chiefs
July 5, 2020
Running back coach Deland McCullough said Thursday that he expects a "big jump" from Williams in 2020, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports.
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D'Andre Swift
To spearhead improved running game?
RBDetroit Lions
July 4, 2020
Swift, who signed his rookie contract Saturday, has the talent to greatly improve the Lions' rushing attack in 2020, Tim Twentyman of the team's official site opines.
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Raheem Mostert
Requests raise
RBSan Francisco 49ers
July 2, 2020
Mostert reportedly requested a raise in pay from the 49ers this offseason, Josina Anderson of ESPN reports.
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Jordan Howard
Well positioned for goal-line work
RBMiami Dolphins
June 29, 2020
Howard should serve as the "thunder" in Miami's backfield, handling most of the carries and the goal-line work, according to Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post.
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Aaron Jones
Invigorated by Dillon arrival
RBGreen Bay Packers
June 28, 2020
Jones feels the arrival of 2020 second-round pick AJ Dillon serves as a significant source of motivation, Jelani Scott of NFL.com reports. "I know it's the NFL. They're bringing in guys every day to compete so I mean it's just gonna raise my game and I'm excited to have him there and start working with him, teaching him the playbook and everything," Jones said.
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Adrian Peterson
Sees RB position as undervalued
RBWashington Redskins
June 28, 2020
Peterson recently expressed his dissatisfaction with the current compensation structure for running backs during an interview with TMZ, Grant Gordon of NFL.com reports.
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Tyler Ervin
Could see increased role
RBGreen Bay Packers
June 25, 2020
The Packers plan hand Ervin an increased role in 2020, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
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Dalvin Cook
Vikings strive for deal
RBMinnesota Vikings
June 23, 2020
The Vikings plan to continue to work toward signing Cook to an extension, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
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Kareem Hunt
Excited for new offense
RBCleveland Browns
June 22, 2020
Hunt believes he and Nick Chubb will thrive in coach Kevin Stefanski's offense, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
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Ronald Jones
Effect of Brady unclear
RBTampa Bay Buccaneers
June 21, 2020
Jones has a chance to benefit from the presence of Tom Brady, but it's unclear if he'll have more rushing opportunities than last season, Grant Gordon of NFL.com reports.
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J.D. McKissic
Could win third-down gig
RBWashington Redskins
June 18, 2020
Kyle Stackpole of Washington's official site predicted Thursday that McKissic will begin the 2020 campaign as the team's top third-down running back.
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Royce Freeman
May be on roster bubble
RBDenver Broncos
June 17, 2020
Freeman could find himself on the Broncos' roster bubble heading into training camp, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports.
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Jonathan Taylor
Strong fit with Indy
RBIndianapolis Colts
June 17, 2020
George Bremer of The Anderson Herald Bulletin believes that Taylor fits well with coach Frank Reich's run-oriented offense, even with the continued presence of Marlon Mack.
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Kareem Hunt
Works with receivers
RBCleveland Browns
June 17, 2020
Hunt has done some "cross training" with the Browns' wide receivers during some of the team's virtual meetings this offseason, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
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Tarik Cohen
Adds yoga to routine
RBChicago Bears
June 16, 2020
Cohen is doing yoga and more stretching in an effort to keep his body durable, Bryan Perez of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
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Sony Michel
Could start camp on PUP list
RBNew England Patriots
June 12, 2020
Michel's rehab progress following an offseason foot procedure will determine whether he begins training camp on the Patriots' PUP list, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
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Derrick Henry
Contract talks progressing
RBTennessee Titans
June 11, 2020
General manager Jon Robinson said Thursday that the Titans have engaged in "positive" contract talks with Henry's representatives in the last two weeks, according to Nick Shook of NFL.com.
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Dalvin Cook
Far apart in extension talks
RBMinnesota Vikings
June 10, 2020
The Vikings' initial extension offer to Cook this offseason reportedly fell below $10 million annually, according to Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com.
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Todd Gurley
Officially passes physical
RBAtlanta Falcons
June 9, 2020
Gurley traveled to Atlanta and officially passed his team physical exam Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Dalvin Cook
Holdout likely coming
RBMinnesota Vikings
June 9, 2020
Cook doesn't intend to participate in any team-related activities until the Vikings extend him what he determines to be a "reasonable" deal, a source told Adam Schefter of ESPN on Monday. "He's out," the source said. "Without a reasonable extension, he will not be showing up for camp or beyond."
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Carlos Hyde
Excited about Seattle prospects
RBSeattle Seahawks
June 8, 2020
Hyde said Monday that he's wanted to play for the Seahawks ever since he left the 49ers, due to the team's running scheme, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports.
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Lynn Bowden
To be utilized in multiple roles
RBLas Vegas Raiders
June 7, 2020
Bowden, whom the Raiders initially projected to use at running back after investing a 2020 third-round pick in him, is now expected to be deployed all over the offense and in the return game, Tom LaMarre of SI.com reports. "Ultimately, he'll probably be what we call a 'joker,' which is what I love in Jon's offense," Raiders general manager Mike Mayock said. "It's somebody who can do multiple jobs."
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Clyde Edwards-Helaire
Validating high expectations early
RBKansas City Chiefs
June 6, 2020
Edwards-Helaire, the 32nd overall pick in the 2020 draft, has impressed the Chiefs' coaching staff with his attitude and grasp of the offense during remote OTAs, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports. "I completely stand on what I said on draft night as far as Kansas City being a perfect fit," Edwards-Helaire said Friday in a Zoom video conference with reporters. "I was able to see things at the combine, as far as me understanding what they do as an offense. Coach Reid and Coach E.B. literally explained everything. Picking up the offense and learning everything, it's pretty much exactly what I was told it would be."
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