Israel Abanikanda
Running Back
Ht: 5' 10" Wt: 216 Age: 20 Exp: years College: Pittsburgh Drafted: 2023 R5 143
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Posted: 5/05/2023 6:54 pm GMT
New York Jets fifth-round draft choice RB Israel Abanikanda (Pittsburgh) signed a four-year contract worth about $4.2 million on Friday, May 5.
Huddle Up: Abanikanda is expected to be the long-term backup for Breece Hall, although the former could see more playing time than expected early in the season if the Jets have any doubts about Hall holding up to a heavy workload coming off ACL surgery. Abanikanda should considered the favorite to serve as Hall's fantasy handcuff after that, although he will likely cede snaps to Michael Carter and maybe Zonovan Knight.
Posted: 4/29/2023 6:07 pm GMT
Pittsburgh RB Israel Abanikanda was selected by the New York Jets with the 143rd overall selection in the 2023 NFL Draft.
Huddle Up: Abanikanda is joining a crowded Jets backfield and probably will not see many touches during his rookie season. Fantasy players can keep an eye on his progression because he could have fantasy value down the road.
Posted: 3/29/2023 11:13 pm GMT
Pittsburgh RB Israel Abanikanda talked with the San Francisco 49ers, Los Angeles Rams and Arizona Cardinals Tuesday, March 28, according to a source.
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