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Jay Ajayi | Running Back | #36

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (24) / 6/15/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 223
College: Boise State
Drafted: 2015 / Rd. 5 (149) / MIA
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Jay Ajayi rushed nine times for 57 yards in the Eagles' Super Bowl 52 win over the Patriots.
Ajayi’s biggest play was a 26-yard burst on a third-and-four run in the second quarter. He was out-touched 14 to 9 by LeGarrette Blount, albeit deservedly because Blount ran so well. Still, it was a change from the Eagles’ previous backfield distribution. Acquired from the Dolphins for a fourth-round pick before Week 9, Ajayi wound up earning lead back duties but stayed in a rotation with Corey Clement and Blount. Coach Doug Pederson has long shown an affinity for committee backfields over feature backs. Ajayi did log 16-plus touches in four of Philly’s last six games and should expect a similar workload entering the 2018 season, which will be Ajayi’s contract year. Feb 4 - 10:30 PM

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Jay Ajayi (ankle) was removed from the Eagles' injury report for Super Bowl LII.

There was no concern over Ajayi's status after he practiced fully all week. Ajayi should be featured heavily in the Eagles' Super Bowl gameplan.
Feb 2 - 5:17 PM

Jay Ajayi (ankle) is practicing fully this week.

Ajayi was limited in practice last week. His status has never been in doubt. Ajayi should push for 20-plus touches in the Super Bowl.
Jan 31 - 6:21 PM

Jay Ajayi (ankle) was limited in Friday's practice.

Ajayi was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, then limited on Thursday and Friday. The downgrade in participation might normally hint at a setback, but that likely isn't the case with Super Bowl 52 still over a week away. Ajayi has logged 18 and 21 touches through two playoff games. He will be one of the biggest keys to Philadelphia's chances of upsetting New England.
Jan 26 - 3:14 PM

Jay Ajayi (ankle) is practicing in full this week.

The ankle injury is new, but there's no concern for Ajayi's status. Ajayi is coming off 21 touches in the NFC Championship and will remain the Eagles' featured back in the Super Bowl.
Source: ESPN
Jan 24 - 5:13 PM

Jay Ajayi rushed 18 times for 73 yards and caught 3-of-3 targets for 26 yards in the Eagles' NFC Championship win over the Vikings.

Ajayi's 18 touches in last week's Divisional Round were his most as an Eagle to that point. He topped that mark with 21 in Sunday's victory, significantly out-touching LeGarrette Blount (6) and Corey Clement (3). Although he continues to lose scoring-position work to Blount, Ajayi should remain the focal point of Philly's offense in the Super Bowl against a Patriots defense that was damaged by all-purpose backs throughout the regular season.
Jan 21 - 9:47 PM

Jay Ajayi rushed 15 times for 54 yards in the Eagles' Divisional Round win over the Falcons, adding three receptions for 44 additional yards.

Ajayi was arguably the Eagles' most effective offensive player, but he lost a brutal early fumble that made it look like it might be a short afternoon for the home 'dog Eagles. Ajayi was mothballed down the stretch of the first half, but resurfaced after the break. 20 will be his over/under for touches in the NFC Championship Game.
Jan 13 - 8:39 PM

Jay Ajayi (knee) is practicing in full for the Divisional Round.

Ajayi got some rest during the Eagles' bye week but will be ready to go against the Falcons. With both Nick Foles and LeGarrette Blount struggling down the stretch, Ajayi should be leaned on more heavily.
Jan 9 - 2:36 PM

Jay Ajayi (knee) did not practice Wednesday.

The Eagles have a first-round bye, and coach Doug Pederson isn't concerned at all, saying they're just giving Ajayi some rest like the Dolphins did with him. Ajayi has a knee issue dating back to college that requires periodic rest.
Jan 3 - 1:13 PM

Jay Ajayi is inactive for Week 17 against Dallas.

Ajayi isn't injured, but the Eagles are getting him rest going into the playoffs. Also inactive are DE Derek Barnett, LB Nigel Bradham, DE Brandon Graham, DT Timmy Jernigan, S Rodney McLeod, and CB Jalen Mills.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 11:33:00 AM

Jay Ajayi rushed 14 times for 52 yards and caught 2-of-3 targets for 21 yards and one touchdown in the Eagles' Week 16 win over the Raiders on Christmas.

Ajayi was running all over the Raiders when given the chance, and his touchdown was a perfectly-blocked screen pass in the first half from 17 yards out. Ajayi again handled the majority of the backfield work, out-carrying LeGarrette Blount 14-5, while Corey Clement rushed it twice. The Eagles will need to lean on Ajayi and the defense if they want to succeed in the playoffs.
Tue, Dec 26, 2017 12:10:00 AM

Jay Ajayi rushed 12 times for 49 yards and caught 2-of-2 targets for 40 yards in the Eagles' Week 15 win over the Giants.

Ajayi ripped a 22-yard run and a 32-yard gain on a screen pass on back-to-back plays in the third quarter. Otherwise, the G-Men did a good job of bottling him up, and LeGarrette Blount and Corey Clement stayed involved with seven and five touches, respectively. Ajayi will stay in the RB2/flex hunt when the Eagles host the Raiders for a plus matchup in Week 16.
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 05:02:00 PM

Eagles coach Doug Pederson said Jay Ajayi's "touches are going up each week."

Pederson added Ajayi is "fitting in really well." Ajayi played 43 snaps and had an Eagles' high 16 touches Week 14 against the Rams. With the offense likely to be more run-heavy following Carson Wentz's season-ending knee injury and the coaches steadily increasing Ajayi's role, he is a high-upside RB2 against the Giants.
Source: Philly.com
Sat, Dec 16, 2017 10:09:00 AM

Jay Ajayi rushed 15 times for 78 yards in the Eagles' Week 14 win over the Rams.

He added a two-yard reception. The 16 touches were a new Eagles high by four for Ajayi. He watched LeGarrette Blount run into brick walls for much of the first half before finally being featured after the break. It's too early to consider it the new normal in the Eagles' backfield, but Ajayi is making weekly progress in the workload department. With Carson Wentz (knee) possibly done for the season, coach Doug Pederson will be forced to lean on the running game. Ajayi will have FLEX appeal against the Giants in Week 15.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 08:34:00 PM

Jay Ajayi had nine carries for 35 yards and caught three passes for 11 yards in Week 13 against Seattle.

Ajayi led the Eagles in touches (11) and snaps (31) this week. He outplayed LeGarrette Blount and Corey Clement, but the Eagles were forced to abandon the run in the second half. The playing time is a good sign for Ajayi going forward. Ajayi will be in the RB2 mix for Week 14 against the Rams.
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 11:52:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Carson Wentz
2Nick Foles
3Nate Sudfeld
RB1Jay Ajayi
2Corey Clement
3Wendell Smallwood
4Donnel Pumphrey
GLB1Jay Ajayi
2Corey Clement
3RB1Corey Clement
2Jay Ajayi
WR11Alshon Jeffery
2Mack Hollins
3Marcus Johnson
4Shelton Gibson
5Greg Ward
WR21Nelson Agholor
2Torrey Smith
3Bryce Treggs
4Marquess Wilson
5Dom Williams
WR31Torrey Smith
TE1Zach Ertz
2Brent Celek
3Josh Perkins
4Billy Brown
5Adam Zaruba
LT1Jason Peters
2Halapoulivaati Vaitai
LG1Stefen Wisniewski
2Darrell Greene
C1Jason Kelce
2Isaac Seumalo
3Jon Toth
RG1Brandon Brooks
2Chance Warmack
RT1Lane Johnson
2Taylor Hart
K1Jake Elliott