|Ht / Wt:||5'9" / 214 lb.|
|Born:||December 26, 1995|
|Drafted:||2017 / Rd. 5 (162)|
The Jaguars cut McNichols on Monday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Analysis: McNichols' only game action with the Jaguars last season came Week 17, when he logged three offensive snaps without touching the ball. Since entering the league as a fifth-round pick in 2017, McNichols has appeared in four contests while spending most of his time on practice squads.
The Jaguars promoted McNichols to the active roster Saturday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Analysis: With Leonard Fournette (neck) doubtful for Sunday's season finale against the Colts, McNichols will add depth in the Jags' backfield. The 24-year-old McNichols hasn't played an NFL game this year, and he's only played in three games since entering the league in 2017.
McNichols signed with the Jaguars' practice squad Wednesday, John Reid of The Florida Times-Union reports.
Analysis: McNichols looked poised for a three-down role after getting picked in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft by the Buccaneers. However, a rough training camp left him off the final roster, and the 23-year-old running back has spent most of his time on practice squads since. The Jaguars will give him a look now, but he likely won't be activated unless Leonard Fournette or one of the reserves sustains an injury.
McNichols was released from Chicago's practice squad Wednesday.
Analysis: McNichols did not appear in a game for the Bears during his tenure with the team. In a corresponding move, Chicago signed Reggie Davis (WR) to the practice squad.
McNichols was signed to the Bears' practice squad, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: McNichols was last seen with the Titans in the preseason but didn't make the roster. He's appeared in a total of three NFL games over the previous two seasons with the Colts and 49ers.
McNichols was released by the Titans on Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: McNichols shined in the team's third preseason game, rushing for 43 yards on nine carriers. The veteran was unable to beat out the likes of Dalyn Dawkins and Alex Barnes, and will be looking to secure a roster spot elsewhere.
McNichols carried the ball three times for eight yards in the team's preseason finale against the Bears on Thursday. He was targeted once but did not haul in the pass.
Analysis: McNichols started the game but took part in only three offensive possessions. He did little with his opportunities, but has showcased his ability both on the ground and as a receiver throughout the preseason. McNichols is competing with Dalyn Dawkins and rookie Alex Barnes for the team's fourth running back role.
McNichols carried the ball nine times for 43 yards in the team's third preseason contest against the Steelers on Sunday. He was also targeted once but was unable to convert it for a reception.
Analysis: With Derrick Henry (calf) and David Fluellen (knee) both sidelined, McNichols was the second back to enter the game for the Titans. He was bottled up for many of his carries, but ultimately turned in long runs on consecutive carries late in the first half, accounting for 29 of his 43 yards. Though McNichols will find it hard to receive regular work without a prolonged injury to either Henry or Dion Lewis, he has performed well this preseason and is making his case to be a part of the final roster.
McNichols ran for 13 yards on six attempts, adding three receptions for 24 yards and a touchdown during Saturday's 22-17 loss to the Patriots.
Analysis: The former Boise State Bronco continues to pop in the preseason, supplying one of Tennessee's two receiving touchdowns Saturday after leading the team in rushing in the opener against Philadelphia. He was listed as the Titans' fourth-string running back on the initial unofficial depth chart, but could foreseeably elevate over David Fluellen with continued production against the Steelers and Bears in the third and fourth preseason installments.
McNichols rushed the ball eight times for 44 yards in the team's first preseason game against the Eagles.
Analysis: McNichols gained 37 of his 44 yards on one rush early in the second quarter, when he made a nice cutback move to burst through the line. He continued to weave through the open field to turn in the team's longest rush of the contest. McNichols was listed as the fourth-string back on the team's first unofficial depth chart, though he could make the team due to his strong potential as a receiver out of the backfield.
McNichols was listed as the team's fourth-string running back on the Titans' first unofficial depth chart, Jim Wyatt of the team's official site reports.
Analysis: It was unsurprising to see McNichols listed behind both Derrick Henry (calf) and Dion Lewis. However, he also remained behind David Fluellen (ankle). That said, if he can keep his roster spot over intriguing rookie Alex Barnes, McNichols could be a factor catching passes out of the backfield if Dion Lewis were to develop any type of injury.
Coach Mike Vrabel said he's excited about McNichols, who is getting extra practice reps while Derrick Henry recovers from a foot injury, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.
Analysis: Despite the strong performance early in training camp, Erik Bacharach of The Nashville Tennessean reports that McNichols likely is competing with Alex Barnes and Dalyn Dawkins for the No. 4 running back job. Henry isn't believed to be dealing with a serious injury, and his returning backups from last season have value in the passing game (Dion Lewis) or special teams (David Fluellen). With Fluellen getting a look at fullback, the winner between McNichols, Barnes and Dawkins may actually be the third option for carries.
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.
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