Josh Ferguson

Washington Redskins
Running Back #34
Washington Redskins
Running Back #34

Josh Ferguson News

Dropped by Washington

Ferguson was cut by Washington on Monday, Rhiannon Walker of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Ferguson did not join Washington's roster in 2019 until Week 15. He ultimately suited up for two games and accumulated nine yards on three carries. The journeyman running back will now look for a shot on his fourth different team as he enters his fifth year in the league.

Aug 3, 2020 4:03 PM EST

Little impact in 2019

Ferguson carried the ball just three times for nine yards during the 2019 campaign.

Analysis: The Redskins promoted Ferguson to the active roster Week 15 following the placement of Derrius Guice (knee) on injured reserve, leading to his only carries of the season. The fourth-year pro was also active Week 17 in Dallas, though he was limited to special teams. He'll compete for a depth/special-teams role in Washington in 2020.

Jan 6, 2020 5:16 PM EST

Rushes for nine yards

Ferguson rushed three times for nine yards in Sunday's 37-27 loss to the Eagles.

Analysis: Ferguson was the only other Redskins running back besides Adrian Peterson to receive a carry, but the latter dominated the backfield touches with 16 totes for 66 yards and a touchdown. With Derrius Guice (knee) done for the year, Ferguson is second in line for carries, but would likely only become a true factor in Washington's run game if Peterson were to suffer an injury.

Dec 16, 2019 4:11 PM EST

Joins active roster

Ferguson was promoted to the active roster Tuesday, Zach Selby of the Redskins' official site reports.

Analysis: With Derrius Guice (knee) hitting injured reserve, Washington had a need for a running back. Ferguson has not appeared in an NFL game since 2017 with the Colts.

Dec 10, 2019 2:28 PM EST

Joins Washington's practice squad

Ferguson signed to the Redskins' practice squad Wednesday.

Analysis: Adrian Peterson (quad) and Chris Thompson (toe) both started the week on the injury report, so Ferguson will join the team as a potential depth option. The 26-year-old hasn't seen game action since 2017 with the Colts.

Oct 16, 2019 5:50 PM EST

Joins 'Skins as insurance policy

Ferguson signed with Washington on Wednesday.

Analysis: The 26-year-old tailback joins Washington's backfield as an insurance policy in the event Chris Thompson (toe) can't go in Week 7. Ferguson has not played a down since 2017 and has only 16 carries for 25 yards in his career.

Oct 16, 2019 10:20 AM EST

Time up in Houston

Ferguson was released by the Texans on Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Ferguson's role in Houston appears to have been made expendable following the acquisition of Duke Johnson. He'll look to catch on as a change-of-pace or pass-catching option with another club.

Aug 30, 2019 11:04 AM EST

Added competition from newcomer

Ferguson is the player "most affected" by the Texans' acquisition of Duke Johnson, Aaron Reiss of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Previously, there had been an open competition for slotting behind top back Lamar Miller, but with Johnson now the team's presumed No. 2/change-of-pace back, Ferguson's path to a significant pass-catching role out of the Texans' backfield is muddled.

Aug 8, 2019 8:14 AM EST

Looks to carve out backup role

Ferguson is competing for backup slotting behind top back Lamar Miller following the release of D'Onta Foreman, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: With Foreman no longer in the mix, there's a wide open competition for depth chart positioning behind Miller. Per Wilson, "Ferguson has displayed flashes as a third-down back adept at catching passes." Additionally, Ferguson's training camp effort has been praised by coach Bill O'Brien and if the 5-foot-10, 205-pound back continues to shine, he could carve out enough of a change-of-pace role to merit deep-league PPR attention.

Aug 5, 2019 11:04 AM EST

Impressing coaching staff

Coach Bill O'Brien said Wednesday that Ferguson is the top candidate for the team's third running back, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: With Lamar Miller and D'Onta Foreman sitting ahead of him on the depth chart, Ferguson seems to have a stranglehold on the third-down back role to this point. The 25-year-old running back has 16 carries for 25 yards and 23 receptions for 152 yards during his short career, though he failed to spend any time on an NFL roster this past season. Ferguson is expected to battle the likes of Buddy Howell (hamstring) and Taiwan Jones among others for the third-string running back spot.

Jun 12, 2019 3:11 PM EST

Stays with Texans

The Texans signed Ferguson to a reserve/future contract.

Analysis: Ferguson spent the majority of the season on Houston's practice squad and now will have a chance to make the 2019 roster. The 25-year-old running back has 16 carries for 25 yards and 23 receptions for 152 yards during his short career, though he failed to spend any time on an NFL roster this season.

Jan 7, 2019 4:14 PM EST

Signed to Houston practice squad

Ferguson was signed to the Texans' practice squad Monday.

Analysis: Within the last week alone Ferguson has made pitstops in Cleveland and New England before temporarily settling in Houston. At 25 years old, Ferguson presents a youthful option at running back, but it's more likely he'll be used on special teams should he stick around.

Nov 12, 2018 4:25 PM EST

Joins Patriots' practice squad

The Patriots signed Ferguson to their practice squad Wednesday, Mike Reiss of reports.

Analysis: Ferguson worked out for New England on Tuesday, and appears to have shown well enough to join the team's practice squad as a deep depth option. The 25-year-old is unlikely to see notable usage this season, but could tentatively see an emergency role with the Patriots if Sony Michel (knee) is unable to return to the field in the near future.

Nov 7, 2018 1:28 PM EST

Working out for Browns

Ferguson worked out for the Browns on Monday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports.

Analysis: Ferguson was released from the Texans' practice squad in October, and appears to have garnered some attention in Cleveland. The career journeyman could tentatively serve to bolster the Browns' running back depth, considering that the team's only backup to Nick Chubb and Duke Johnson is Dontrell Hilliard.

Nov 5, 2018 3:50 PM EST

Released by Texans' practice squad

Ferguson was released from the Texans' practice squad Tuesday.

Analysis: Ferguson just joined the squad last week, so his time there was short-lived. The former Illinois standout was waived by the Colts on Sept. 18 after three years with the team. He is now set to look for a new opportunity.

Oct 23, 2018 6:15 PM EST

Joins Texans' practice squad

Ferguson was added to the Texans' practice squad Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: The former Illinois standout was waived by the Colts on Sept. 18 after he spent parts of three seasons with the team. In 2017 Ferguson appeared in 10 games for the Colts, rushing for five yards on one carry and adding three catches for 16 yards.

Oct 16, 2018 10:45 AM EST

Waived by Indy

Ferguson (groin) was waived from injured reserve Tuesday, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports.

Analysis: The decision will free up an additional roster spot for the Colts who seem keen on adding depth at the receiver position. It's too early to tell how things will pan out for Ferguson, but the options seems limited for 2018 at this point in time.

Sep 18, 2018 4:19 PM EST

Reverts to IR

Ferguson (groin) reverted to the Colts' injured reserve Thursday after clearing waivers, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports.

Analysis: Ferguson was waived/injured Wednesday due to the groin injury he suffered in Monday's preseason tilt with the Ravens. He'll now spend the year on the Colts' IR, unless he reaches an injury settlement with the team.

Aug 23, 2018 3:42 PM EST

Waived/injured by Colts

Ferguson (groin) was waived/injured by the Colts and will be placed on injured reserve if he clears waivers, Mike Chappell of Fox 59 News Indianapolis reports.

Analysis: Ferguson's groin issue suffered Monday appears to be serious enough to warrant a trip to injured reserve, prompting the move to open a roster spot for the re-signing of Tion Green as a depth option.

Aug 22, 2018 9:21 AM EST

Exits with groin injury

Ferguson suffered a groin injury and will not return to Monday's preseason game against the Ravens.

Analysis: Ferguson missed the preseason opener with a nagging hamstring injury, and now has the groin issue to contend with. The severity of the injury is currently unclear.

Aug 20, 2018 7:27 PM EST

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