|Ht / Wt:||5'9" / 214 lb.|
|Born:||December 26, 1995|
|Drafted:||2017 / Rd. 5 (162)|
McNichols signed a contract with the Titans on Monday, Erik Bacharach of The Tennessean reports.
Analysis: The Titans signed McNichols off the Broncos' practice squad. The 2017 fifth-round pick will serve a depth role behind Derrick Henry, Dion Lewis and David Fluellen (knee), and will likely receive most of his snaps on special teams going forward.
McNichols was waived by the Colts on Tuesday.
Analysis: McNichols recorded two carries for four yards with Indianapolis this season, and has not logged a carry in three straight games. The former fifth-round pick will become an unrestricted free agent if he clears waivers, and look to earn a depth role elsewhere in the league.
McNichols had two carries for four yards and played two snaps on offense in Sunday's loss to Houston.
Analysis: It was surprising that he played at all after being promoted from the practice squad on Friday. He got some time with Marlon Mack out with a hamstring injury. However, McNichols likely won't be needed next week with Robert Turbin set to return in Week 5 from a suspension.
McNichols signed a contract with the Colts on Friday.
Analysis: McNichols will likely serve as a special teams option for the Colts, and is unlikely to log a significant amount of carries behind Marlon Mack, Jordan Wilkins and Nyheim Hines. The second-year running back is expected to suit up against the Texans on Sunday.
McNichols inked a deal to join the Colts' practice squad Tuesday, George Bremer of The Anderson Herald Bulletin reports.
Analysis: McNichols was originally signed to Indianapolis' practice squad on Sept. 3 before being waived 10 days later. The 22-year-old running back will look to provide depth to a young Colts' backfield if promoted to the active roster.
McNichols was cut during Saturday's roster trimming, Cam Inman of The Mercury News reports.
Analysis: McNichols gained some steam when he received first-team reps earlier this preseason, but veteran Alfred Morris' outshined the 22-year-old down the stretch. Jerick McKinnon (knee) has been ruled out for the 2018 season, so McNichols could either be re-signed for depth or added to the 49ers' practice squad if he clears waivers. Matt Breida and Morris appear to be the atop the adjusted running back depth chart.
NBC Sports Bay Area's Matt Maiocco projects that McNichols will be on the outside looking in when the 49ers trim their roster to 53.
Analysis: McNichols was seeing first-team reps earlier this preseason with Jerick McKinnon (hamstring) and Matt Breida (shoulder) nursing minor injuries. The signing of veteran Alfred Morris combined with McNichols' lackluster showing over the team's previous two preseason games (12 carries for 33 yards) have hurt the 22-year-old's chances of making the cut. McNichols will have one last shot to prove his worth in Thursday's preseason finale against the Chargers.
McNichols rushed 10 times for 28 yards and secured three of four targets for 19 yards in the 49ers' 16-13 preseason loss to the Texans on Saturday.
Analysis: As expected with Jerick McKinnon (calf) and Matt Breida (shoulder) sidelined, McNichols drew the start and saw a robust workload for the second week of preseason. His overall production -- 47 yards on 13 touches -- was serviceable yet unspectacular, but he certainly didn't hurt his chances, especially considering he faced the Texans' first-team defense for part of the time he was in the contest. McNichols played into the third quarter before giving way to Joe Williams, who actually had an even tougher time finding running room (eight carries, 18 yards) than McNichols did. Even with the newly signed Alfred Morris projected to play in next Saturday's "dress rehearsal" exhibition against the Colts, McNichols is likely to see plenty of touches with which to continue making a case for a roster spot.
McNichols has been the first running back through every drill at Wednesday's practice, suggesting he could get the start in Saturday's preseason game against Houston, Matt Barrows of The Athletic Bay Area reports.
Analysis: With Matt Breida (shoulder) and Jerick McKinnon (calf) likely to miss the rest of the preseason, the 49ers signed Alfred Morris to compete with McNichols, Raheem Mostert, Joe Williams and Jeffery Wilson. Mostert's value on special teams probably gives him the best odds to earn a roster spot, but McNichols, Williams and Morris all offer more potential on the offensive side. After taking three carries for 15 yards and a touchdown in last week's preseason opener, McNichols appears to be in line for some work with first-team offense Saturday.
News powered by