We're in the middle of the NFL's dead period, that awkward time on the league calendar between minicamps and training camp. Still, several teams are scouring the market, looking for additions to their rosters to battle the inevitable attrition, injuries and poor performances that are to come.

Sure, the elite names are no longer available, but that doesn't mean there aren't quality players still out there that can make an impact. One such player is running back Jay Ajayi.

Ajayi is productive when he's healthy and on the field. But his injury history can make teams pause before signing him, and is likely a big reason why he is still available.

Ajayi is a tough, physical back. Prior to the last campaign, the 223-pound back led all backs in the Pro Football Focus era with the highest percentage of yards gained after contact.

Despite the concerns, he still believes he can get the job done.

“I'm a dynamic player, I believe competitive, I bring a spark to the game, and I love to win,” Ajayi told Anthony R. Wood of USA Today‘s Texans Wire.

Bleacher Report's Brent Sobleski thinks Ajayi would be a good addition for the Rams.

In L.A., Ajayi would serve as a physical, downhill complement to Malcolm Brown and Darrell Henderson, much like the role CJ Anderson filled a year ago. If (when?) Todd Gurley becomes fully healthy, he would serve as valuable depth to the running backs room.

The four-year veteran currently has 2,516 regular season rushing yards to his name.