Lions Worked Out Five Including RB Jay Ajayi


Aaron Wilson reports that the Detroit Lions brought in five free agents for tryouts on Friday including RB Jay Ajayi.

The full list of tryouts for Detroit includes:

  1. RB Jay Ajayi
  2. RB Bo Scarbrough
  3. TE Nick O’Leary
  4. TE Richard Rodgers
  5. TE Matt Sokol 

Ajayi spent the offseason recovering from a torn ACL that ended his 2018 season. However, he’s reportedly healthy and ready to find work. 

Injuries have begun to mount at the running back position and with Ajayi being one of the best available options, it would not be surprising to see a market develop for him in the coming weeks if he’s healthy. 

Ajayi, 26, is a former fifth-round pick of the Dolphins back in 2015. He played out the final year of his four-year, $2.5 million contract and made a base salary of $1.9 million for the 2018 season. 

The Eagles acquired Ajayi in a trade with the Dolphins that sent a 2018 fourth-round pick to Miami. He has been a free agent since March. 

He worked out for the Cardinals last week but left Arizona without a contract.

In 2018, Ajayi has appeared in four games for the Eagles and rushed for 184 yards on 45 carries (4.1 YPC) to go along with five receptions for 20 yards receiving and three touchdowns.

We have him featured in our Top 50 Available Free Agents list.

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