High turnover continues at RB

The turnover this offseason at running back just reinforces the notion that many teams view backs as easily replaceable, writes Len Pasquarelli.

Originally Published: March 9, 2007
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

Recently rewarded with a contract extension befitting a man who has logged more than 2,000 carries and is probably only a half-season shy of cracking the 10,000-yard rushing mark, Fred Taylor realized even before this offseason that he had beaten the odds for longevity at a position with the NFL's shortest shelf life.

But the events of the past week -- in which veteran tailbacks have changed teams via trades and free agency more than some runners change direction on an 80-yard touchdown gallop ...

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