Jordan Scarlett

Jordan Scarlett

Running Back #25
Team: Carolina Panthers
Ht / Wt:5'11" / 208 lb.
College:Florida
Age:
Born:None
Drafted:2019 / Rd. 5 (154)
Draft Team:CAR

Jordan Scarlett: May contribute in 2020

Running backs coach Jeff Nixon expects Scarlett (knee/ankle) compete for secondary reps in training camp, Myles Simmons of the Panthers' official site reports.

Analysis: The 24-year-old had only four carries and landed on injured reserve with knee and ankle issues after appearing in nine games, but his new position coach still likes his potential. Scarlett, a 2019 fifth-round pick, rushed for 776 yards on 5.9 yards per carry in his final season at Florida, and he figures to have some ground to make up on Reggie Bonnafon if he's to have a realistic chance of earning the No. 2 job behind Christian McCaffrey.

June 24, 2020 10:17 PM EST

Jordan Scarlett: Sent to IR

The Panthers placed Scarlett (knee/ankle) on injured reserve Friday, Max Henson of the Panthers' official site reports.

Analysis: The fifth-round pick finishes his rookie season with seven snaps on offense and 113 on special teams, taking four carries for nine yards. Reggie Bonnafon won a preseason competition for the No. 2 spot at running back, but Scarlett should return in 2020 to compete for that same role. It isn't clear if either his knee or ankle injury is considered severe. Whatever the case, Mike Davis will step in on special teams while also serving as the No. 3 running back.

November 29, 2019 11:58 AM EST

Jordan Scarlett: Ruled out for Week 13

Scarlett (knee/ankle) is ruled out for Sunday's game against Washington, Bill Voth of the Panthers' official site reports.

Analysis: Scarlett suffered a knee injury during Week 12's game against the Saints, and he isn't yet ready to retake the field. In his absence, Reggie Bonnafon and Mike Davis will serve as the backups to star running back Christian McCaffery.

November 29, 2019 10:16 AM EST

Jordan Scarlett: Dealing with two injuries

Scarlett (knee/ankle) didn't practice Wednesday, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Scarlett exited this past Sunday's game against the Saints with a knee injury and didn't return. It's concerning that he's listed as DNP to start the practice week, but his potential absence for Sunday's game against the Redskins would mainly affect special teams and depth behind Christian McCaffrey.

November 27, 2019 1:01 PM EST

Jordan Scarlett: Done for rest of game

Scarlett (knee) is ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's game against the Saints, Max Henson of the Panthers' official site reports.

Analysis: It didn't take long for Scarlett to go from questionable to out, so his practice status will likely be monitored over the upcoming week. Reggie Bonnafon is now the only backup to bell cow Christian McCaffrey.

November 24, 2019 11:07 AM EST

Jordan Scarlett: Tweaks knee

Scarlett (knee) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Saints, Bill Voth of the Panthers' official site reports.

Analysis: Scarlett isn't an offensive regular, so the injury occurred on special teams. In his stead, however, Reggie Bonnafon is the only healthy running back behind starter Christian McCaffrey.

November 24, 2019 10:46 AM EST

Jordan Scarlett: No offensive snaps in debut

Scarlett did not feature on any offensive snaps in Sunday's 30-27 loss to the Rams.

Analysis: Scarlett got on the field for five plays on special teams, but watched Christian McCaffrey for all 67 of Carolina's offensive snaps. Although the Panthers hope to be more efficient with McCaffrey's workload over the course of this season, Week 1 didn't offer Scarlett, the team's rookie fifth-rounder, any opportunities to spell the superstar.

September 10, 2019 5:55 AM EST

Jordan Scarlett: In backup mix

Following the release of Cameron Artis-Payne, Scarlett is now in the mix to serve as Christian McCaffrey's top backup, ESPN's David Newton reports.

Analysis: The Panthers' posted depth chart lists Reggie Bonnafon and Scarlett, in that order, behind McCaffrey. As a result, in the absence of any veteran additions, both Bonnafon and Scarlett -- a 2019 fifth-rounder -- are now just one injury away (to McCaffrey) from both added opportunities and fantasy consideration.

September 1, 2019 12:39 PM EST

Jordan Scarlett: Scores in preseason finale

Scarlett rushed 11 times for 22 yards, and caught all three of his targets for 25 yards and a touchdown in Thursday night's 25-19 preseason win over the Steelers.

Analysis: Scarlett entered the game on Carolina's second offensive series, featuring behind veteran Cameron Artis-Payne. Although Scarlett didn't get much going on the ground, his eight-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter helped him clinch a better performance than Artis-Payne, who finished with 10 yards on three touches. At worst, it appears Scarlett will begin his rookie season as the Panthers' No. 3 tailback, but it also wouldn't be surprising if he's actually Christian McCaffrey's backup.

August 29, 2019 8:33 PM EST

Jordan Scarlett: Leads Carolina in carries

Scarlett rushed 10 times for 24 yards and caught his only target for eight yards in Thursday night's 10-3 preseason loss to the Patriots.

Analysis: Scarlett entered the contest after Christian McCaffrey, giving a boost of confidence to his stock as a backup this season. Although the rookie fifth-rounder didn't produce all that much, his involvement should surely have fellow tailbacks Cameron Artis-Payne or Elijah Holyfield on alert ahead of the regular season roster cutdown.

August 22, 2019 9:21 PM EST

Jordan Scarlett: Picks up 49 yards

Scarlett rushed for 35 yards on eight carries and added a 14-yard catch during Friday's 27-14 loss to Buffalo.

Analysis: Scarlett entered the game in the second quarter in relief of Cameron Artis-Payne and did a solid job of moving the chains on the way toward a pair of second-quarter field goals. Scarlett seems -- on the outset -- like the perfect foil for Christian McCaffrey, a powerful early-down back who can take some of the hits for Carolina's superstars. In practice, McCaffrey carried the ball for 52.6% of Carolina's attempts in 2018, with Cam Newton running for another 24.3%. Surely, the goal is going to be to limit Newton's carries, but will it be enough for Scarlett to be much of a factor?

August 16, 2019 10:50 PM EST

Jordan Scarlett: Will play Friday

Scarlett will play in Friday's preseason game against the Bills, Max Henson of the Panthers' official site reports.

Analysis: Scarlett missed about a week and a half due to a back injury but returned to practice earlier this week. It looks like the rookie running back is in fine condition now and is in line to make his Panthers debut Friday.

August 16, 2019 11:29 AM EST

Jordan Scarlett: Returns to practice

Scarlett (back) is going through team drills Monday, Brendan Marks of The Charlotte Observer reports.

Analysis: Held out since Aug. 2, the rookie fifth-round pick will now resume his quest to beat out Cameron Artis-Payne, Elijah Holyfield and Reggie Bonnafon for backup work behind Christian McCaffrey. A strong preseason from Scarlett or one of the other options might inspire the Panthers to occasionally take McCaffrey off the field for a breather during the regular season.

August 12, 2019 6:35 AM EST

Jordan Scarlett: Not quite ready

Contradictory to an earlier report, Scarlett (back) did not suit up for practice Sunday, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Scarlett missed Thursday's preseason opener against Chicago with back soreness, which resulted from a hit he sustained in practice Aug. 2. When healthy, the rookie is expected to compete for the backup role behind fantasy stud Christian McCaffrey. Until Scarlett actually returns to practice, Cameron Artis-Payne, Elijah Holyfield and Reggie Bonnafon will take advantage of the extra reps in practice.

August 11, 2019 12:50 PM EST

Jordan Scarlett: Back at practice

Scarlett (back) suited up for practice Sunday, Max Henson of the Panthers' official site reports.

Analysis: Scarlett sat out of Thursday's preseason opener against the Bears with back soreness, the result of a hit sustained in practice Aug. 2. The rookie fifth-round pick can now resume competing for backup reps behind Christian McCaffrey.

August 11, 2019 11:55 AM EST

Jordan Scarlett: Will sit out Thursday's contest

Scarlett (back) will not suit up for Thursday's preseason contest against the Bears, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Scarlett is managing back soreness as a result of a hit sustained during Friday's practice and did not participate Monday, according to Person. As long as Scarlett remains sidelined, Cameron Artis-Payne, Elijah Holyfield and Reggie Bonnafon stand to see increased work in training camp and preseason games. The rookie fifth-round pick is competing for backup duties behind Christian McCaffery, and will look to get healthy as soon as possible.

August 6, 2019 11:35 AM EST

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