The Facts: The news was straightforward: The Jaguars waived fullback Bradie Ewing. His release is that it means the Jags don't currently have a fullback on their roster. As NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport noted, the door is now open for Gerhart to line up at fullback.
Diehards Line: Moving Gerhart to an H-back role has been discussed since the Jags snagged Bernard Pierce off the waiver wire from the Baltimore Ravens following his DUI arrest. With shifty Denard Robinson and second-year runner Storm Johnson also appearing to have their roles increase, it seemed Gerhart could be squeezed out of the rotation altogether. However, as NFL.com suggests, putting him into an H-back/fullback role can keep him on the field and potentially provide another dimension to the Jaguars' offensive attack. Still, the move has to be considered a disappointment for a player who signed a three-year, $10.5 million contract last offseason to be the team's primary back. But Gerhart couldn't stay healthy in 2014 and was unproductive behind a shaky line (3.2 yards per carry).