Sheridan adds that current backups Bryce Brown and Chris Polk did very little outside of the snow game against the Lions this past year.
Gerhart is an interesting option given that he was able to put together a solid season, despite playing behind Adrian Peterson for most of the season. He has proven to be effective as a runner and a receiver at times, while holding up very well as blocker.
Blount obviously spent time with HC Chip Kelly at the University of Oregon and would offer them a solid between-tackles element to contrast McCoy’s home-run ability.
McCoy, 25, is clearly among the game’s best running backs. However, his workload moving forward is definitely work monitoring, as he took a total of 890 snaps in 2013, as opposed to just 199 from Brown and 47 from Polk.
We have Gerhart, Blount, and Moreno all listed in our Top 100 Free Agents list.