Ware signed as a rookie free agent with Tennessee after going undrafted in the 2007 draft. The Titans released him last week to make room for running back Chris Brown.
If they get the player Ware was as a freshman at Georgia, he could eventually turn into a valuable pickup. In 2004, Ware became the first running back since 1943 to start as a freshman for the Bulldogs. He started eight games and rushed 138 times for 724 yards and four touchdowns. He was sidelined for two games due to various injuries.
But after that fairly impressive freshman campaign, Ware only started two games the next two seasons, and then left school for the draft.
So what happened?
A big reason for his demise was a fumbling problem. He also seemed to lose some confidence in his final two seasons.
But there is no question he has good natural talent, and if the Jets coaches can get him to run lower, and regain his confidence, this could turn out to be a good signing.
Ware is a talented runner between the tackles. He has good size (6-0, 225), balance, runs very hard, and is quick through the hole. He's the kind of runner who wears a defense down. He's also a good receiver.
The Rockmart, Georgia-native didn't carry the ball that much in college. This combined with him coming out early, makes him a relatively fresh runner, who hasn't taken a lot of hits.
Ware needs a lot of coaching, and will likely be a practice-squad candidate. But if the Jets can get him to revert back to his freshman form, they could have something here.
A move to fullback could also be a possibility.
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