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Miami Dolphins Offensive Coordinator Clarifies Running Back Situation

Dolphins offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen explains Miami’s new backfield timeshare.

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Miami Dolphins offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen took to the podium on Thursday to explain how Kenyan Drake and Damien Williams will be utilized. With Jay Ajayi traded to the Philadelphia Eagles, it appears that the Dolphins will feature a rushing attack that is based on a committee approach.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel’s Omar Kelly collected the following information from Christensen on Thursday:

Christensen then went on to further explain how each running back will be utilized.

Drake—who was selected at pick No. 73 in the 2016 NFL Draft—is expected to see the biggest jump in playing time. The former Alabama running back only has 10 carries this season, which is a number that could be easily doubled over the weekend.

Williams appears to be set to resume his third-down duties, as well as picking up some work when Miami is in scoring position. After going undrafted out of Oklahoma in 2014, Williams has appeared in 54 games for the Dolphins.