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NFL Free Agency: Toby Gerhart signs three-year deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars


The Jacksonville Jaguars made a move tonight to fill the spot that will be vacated by Maurice Jones-Drew. The team has signed former Minnesota Vikings back Toby Gerhart.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reported the deal.

Ian Rapoport of NFL.com lays out the terms.

The San Francisco 49ers and Cleveland Browns were also rumored to be interested in signing Gerhart. For his career he has averaged a solid 4.7 yards per carry, though that number is goosed a little bit by an outlier number in 2013 (7.9 YPC). Gerhart is a solid though unspectacular back. He does have some fumble issues he needs to tighten up if he hopes to successfully transition to a starting gig in the NFL. In the end this is a solid addition for the Jags.

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  • Bobby Postma

    Don’t mind the signing. Think we should have waited for the Draft to get one with Jordan Todman and “shoelace” already back there but I like Toby. If he can hold onto the ball then I think he can easily be a 1000 yard back when we get Luke back and the new signing of Zane beadles now on the team. I see nothing but improvement so far