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LeGarrette Blount signed with the Lions during free agency and Corey Clement returns, and Ajayi hopes to absorb a larger role, much like the one he had in Miami.
“Obviously, things have gotten a little shaken up in our room,” Ajayi told the Inky. “I’m excited to get into that lead role, do what’s needed of me and just go bull. It was kind of a year and a half removed from being ‘the guy.’ So I’m excited to kind of get back in that role and showcase again to the world what I can do.”
Ajayi finished the 2017 regular season with 408 yards rushing and a touchdown on 70 carries, averaging 5.8 yards per attempt.
But he proved in 2016 what he could do in a workhorse role by totaling 1,272 yards and eight touchdowns on 260 attempts (4.9 yards per carry) — the 260 carries ranked as the ninth-most in the league:
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