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3 Most Likely Phillip Lindsay Free Agent Destinations Following Release From Texans

Larry Rupp
Three of the most likely free agent destinations for running back Phillip Lindsay.
Three of the most likely free agent destinations for running back Phillip Lindsay. / Gregory Shamus/GettyImages
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It's safe to say that running back Phillip Lindsay has not had the season he intended to. The fourth-year pro racked up just 167 total yards on 53 touches across 10 games played with the Houston Texans before he was released on Tuesday morning. He is now in search of a new team to call home.

Backfield depth is never a bad thing to have in today's NFL. It wouldn't be surprising to see number of contending teams look to take a shot on a player that has two 1,000-yard seasons under his belt. With that being said, here are three of the most likely free-agent destinations for Lindsay.

Phillip Lindsay Free Agency

1. Tennessee Titans

The most logical place for Linday to land is in Tennessee given the team's lack of running back depth. Starter Derrick Henry was recently placed on injured reserve due to a foot injury and now a committee approach seems to be in use. Adrian Peterson, D'onta Foreman and Dontell Hilliard all saw carries for the Titans in Week 11, but none of them surpassed 40 yards on the ground. Lindsay has proven to be a player capable of pounding the ball up the middle or breaking it to the outside. Keep in mind he averages 4.6 yards per carry during his career. This would be an underrated pickup for a Titans' team that has Super Bowl aspirations.

2. Buffalo Bills

Another contending team that has struggled to get anything going in the running game is the Buffalo Bills. The backfield duo of Zack Moss and Devin Singletary has been average at best this season racking up a combined 680 rushing yards through 10 games. Veteran Matt Breida was even called upon to lead the team in carries during a Week 11 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. Lindsay is just two years removed from a 1,000-yard season and could be a high-quality change-of-pace back on a team that ranks No. 2 in the NFL averaging 29.5 points per game.

3. Los Angeles Chargers

The Los Angeles Chargers have quietly turned themselves into legitimate Super Bowl contenders and feature one of the most exciting young offenses in the NFL. Running back Austin Ekeler is a workhorse for this team, yet he lacks a true complementary option to play alongside him. Backups Larry Rountree, Joshua Kelley and Justin Jackson have combined for less than 200 rushing yards on the season and have shown little upside as receivers. Meanwhile, Lindsay shined as a No. 2 back with Melvin Gordon during his time spent with the Denver Broncos and has posted a 70.8% catch percentage in his career. Giving quarterback Justin Herbert another offensive weapon is never a bad idea.


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