Found August 08, 2013 on AFC East Daily:
BY NICK ST. DENISBilal Powell was the New York Jets' No. 1 tailback by default when the team decided to part ways with Shonn Greene after the 2012 season.Powell didn't have much time to get comfortable, however, as Gang Green signed West Coast-friendly tailback Mike Goodson and traded for bruiser Chris Ivory. (photo: Brook Ward, Flickr)But with Goodson away from camp for personal reasons and injuries preventing Ivory and returner Joe McKnight from making the trip to Detroit for the Jets' preseason opener against the Lions, Powell is again in the driver's seat.In fact, the Jets listed the third-year back as their No. 1 option on the first edition of their depth chart earlier this week."... everyday I come in, whatever opportunities (are) given, whenever my number is called, I just try to take full advantage of it," Powell said Tuesday.Those opportunities have been plentiful in the absence of the other tailbacks, so much so that new Jets offensive coordinator...
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