What's up with Houston?

On Thursday, running back Cedric Houston left the Jets for personal reasons.

While it's unclear why he left the club, according to an NFL source, Houston could return to the team in the near future.

If he doesn't, this could create a problem for the Jets. While the team is in good shape at tailback with Thomas Jones and Leon Washington, Houston gave them some quality depth.

While Washington is currently the #2 tailback behind Jones, it's hard to see him being a featured tailback if Jones got hurt. Washington is a terrific talent, but he's just 5-7, 205 pounds, and carrying the ball 20-25 times a game could be dangerous for him.

So that is why the team needs Houston.

If Houston doesn't return, a player who could help the Jets at tailback is fullback Stacey Tutt, who was a terrific running quarterback at Richmond. Another option is rookie free agent Danny Ware.

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