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NFC North Standings

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1-0-0 3-1-0
1-1-0 2-2-0
0-0-0 1-3-0
0-1-0 0-4-0

2023 Rushing

Rushing Attempts
Rushing Yards
Average Yards per Rush
Rushing Touchdowns
Longest Rush
Fumbles Lost
Regular Season 3 13 4.3 0 8 0

Top Zonovan Knight News

  • Lions' Zonovan Knight: Inactive with Montgomery healthy

    Knight is inactive for Thursday night's Week 4 game against the Packers.

    With David Montgomery returning from his quad injury for this one, Knight is the odd man out as a healthy scratch. Craig Reynolds is more active on special teams and will serve as the third running back behind Montgomery and Jahmyr Gibbs.

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  • Lions' Zonovan Knight: Receives three carries

    Knight rushed three times for 13 yards during Sunday's 20-6 win over Atlanta.

    Knight not only got the call to the active roster with David Montgomery (thigh) sidelined, but he logged a few carries as well and ultimately matched No. 2 running back Craig Reynolds in production. However, Jahmyr Gibbs got the vast majority of the work, and most of Knight's responsibilities still came on special teams. The NC State product is not on the fantasy radar in advance of a Week 4 road trip to Green Bay.

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  • Lions' Zonovan Knight: Joins Detroit's 53-man roster

    Detroit signed Knight off their practice squad Wednesday.

    Knight's addition to the team suggests the Lions could be in need of running back depth Sunday against the Falcons, and possibly beyond, after David Montgomery (thigh) came out of the Week 2 loss to Seattle with an injury. Even if Montgomery sits out, Knight could find himself third in line for work out of the backfield behind rookie first-round pick Jahmyr Gibbs and Craig Reynolds.

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  • Zonovan Knight: Joins Lions' practice squad

    Knight signed with Detroit's practice squad Thursday, Colton Pouncy of The Athletic reports.

    Knight failed to make the Jets' 53-man roster out of training camp, and rather than sticking around with New York as a member of the practice, he took the opportunity to join an organization with less running back depth. The only two running backs on Detroit's 53-man roster roster are Jahmyr Gibbs and David Montgomery, so Knight may be just one injury away from being called up from the practice squad, much like he was down the stretch for the Jets as a rookie in 2022. He appeared in seven games for the Jets last season, carrying 85 times for 300 yards and a touchdown and recording 13 catches for 100 yards.

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  • Zonovan Knight: Cut loose by Jets

    The Jets are waiving Knight on Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Knight stuck with the team as an undrafted rookie last year and eventually made four starts, but he tumbled down the depth chart this offseason behind Breece Hall (knee), Dalvin Cook and Michael Carter. The Jets seemingly plan to keep fifth-round rookie Israel Abanikanda as their No. 4 RB.

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  • Jets' Zonovan Knight: Likely on outside looking in

    Knight rushed seven times for 22 yards and caught his lone target for eight yards in Saturday's 32-24 preseason win over the Giants.

    Knight led all of the Jets' running backs in touches in the team's preseason finale. He's likely to end up on the outside looking in when the Jets announce their 53-man roster Tuesday, with Breece Hall (knee), Dalvin Cook (shoulder), Michael Carter and rookie fifth-round pick Israel Abanikanda (thigh) all expected to make the team. Knight should end up on the Jets' practice squad if he isn't claimed by another team, but he could be elevated for the regular-season opener against the Bills if injuries are still permeating the running back room come Monday, Sept. 11.

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  • Jets' Zonovan Knight: Serves as main back Saturday

    Knight rushed eight times for 33 yards and brought in three of four targets for 20 yards in the Jets' 13-6 preseason loss to the Buccaneers on Saturday night. He also returned one kickoff for 23 yards and lost a fumble.

    Dalvin Cook (shoulder), Breece Hall (knee) and Michael Carter were all given the night off, while Israel Abanikanda (thigh) suffered an in-game injury, all adding up to a busy night for Knight. The second-year back was reasonably productive on a per-touch basis, but his early second-quarter fumble did lead to a Buccaneers field goal. Knight is presumably battling Abanikanda for the No. 4 running back role, and he could well have sealed that job partly by default due the rookie's injury.

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  • Jets' Zonovan Knight: Backfield grows more crowded

    Knight's chances of making the Jets' roster took a hit Monday, as Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports that New York has agreed to a one-year contract with Dalvin Cook (shoulder).

    With Breece Hall (knee) and Cook likely locked into the top two spots on the depth chart when healthy, the Jets are unlikely to keep all three of Michael Carter, Israel Abanikanda and Knight, and it wouldn't be surprising if only one of the latter three made the team. Carter was a fourth-round pick in 2021 and Abanikanda was a fifth-round pick in 2023, so the team has the least draft capital invested in Knight, who appeared in seven games for the Jets last season after signing as an undrafted free agent out of North Carolina State.

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  • Jets' Zonovan Knight: Outplayed by Carter and Abanikanda

    Knight rushed four times for 13 yards and caught one of two targets for three yards in Saturday's 27-0 preseason win over the Panthers.

    Knight was almost charged with a fumble at the end of a three-yard catch on New York's opening drive, but he was ruled down on replay. He and Michael Carter both mixed in on New York's first two drives, but Carter was far more effective, with 53 scrimmage yards on six touches. Rookie fifth-round pick Israel Abanikanda played the majority of the game after that point and impressed with 87 yards between 12 carries and three catches. The Jets may keep only one of Knight or Abanikanda on the 53-man roster behind Breece Hall (knee) and Carter, though all four running backs could make the team if Hall's recovery from ACL surgery threatens to impact his regular-season availability.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 209 lbs
Birthplace: Bailey, NC
Age: 22
School: NC State
Experience: 2