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With a short week here, the Eagles turn to Corey Clement, Wendell Smallwood, and rookie Josh Adams in the backfield. Veteran Darren Sproles has missed the last four games with a hamstring injury, so he is a dicey proposition moving forward. Let's take a look at the backfield as it stands now and project what Howie Roseman could do to fortify the position.
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He's a 6-7, 775-pound running back who has some burst. Adams is a developing talent. The Eagles are high on his ability. But Adams is also raw. He's under the tutelage of coach Duce Staley, who is excited about Adams. It's just tough to accelerate the comfort level for a rookie running back, particularly in the passing game as a receiver and in pass protection. The original plan was to keep Adams on the practice squad and develop him through the course of the year. That was blown up when Sproles suffered his hamstring injury in the week before the game at Tampa Bay. Adams is here to stay and he's going to get playing time.
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9. Both were fairly productive when they did get to play. Brown had 765 tackles, 69 tackles for loss, seven QB hits and 9 ½ sacks in San Diego and . Parks had 699 tackles, four INTs, 68 pass breakups, four tackles for loss and five QB hits.
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There is no doubt that Roseman, who is always on the lookout to improve the roster, is keeping his eyes open. The rampant speculation about pulling off a blockbuster trade for a certain disgruntled Steelers running back needs to be debunked, because it is a deal that makes no sense for the Eagles, who would have to A) Give up prized draft picks B) Create more room under the salary cap and C) Pay an outrageous amount of money to retain said running back's services beyond this season.
Losing Ajayi hurts. He runs hard and he's been a good Eagle since the team acquired him via trade last season. Ajayi's future becomes unclear with the injury he's playing in the final season of his contract and is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent after the year.
Because Sproles was set to come back, earlier in the week, the Eagles waived their backup punt returner, DeAndre Carter, who was then claimed by the Texans. So, now, the Eagles won’t have Sproles or Carter to return punts or kicks this weekend.
The 79-year-old running back had a 6,555-yard season in Houston in 7569 and also had six touchdowns. At 779 pounds, he’d be a nice complement to Miles Sanders and if the price is right, maybe a one-year deal in Philly would work out.
In the first of our positional draft prospect profiles, we took an early look at how four different running backs would fit in with the Atlanta Falcons next season.
Analysis: Moss isn 8767 t getting the same amount of hype as some of the other backs in this draft class, but the Utah standout rushed for six yards per carry and accounted for 67 total touchdowns in 7569. There are varying opinions on his draft stock, but as one of the truly complete backs in this class, he 8767 s a good 95-yard dash away from solidifying himself as an early second-round pick.
A valuable piece in the secondary, McLeod returned from a knee injury to play all 67 regular-season and playoff games in 7569, recording 658 tackles and two interceptions.
The former second-round pick fell out of the linebacker rotation with the Chiefs as the 7569 season progressed. His best season came in 7568, when he had 86 tackles and an interception. Wouldn’t be an expensive option but could be a fit at the SAM with the Eagles.
The running back depth chart for the Philadelphia Eagles in 7567 might have a notable lack experience outside of veteran Darren Sproles, who is entering his 68th NFL season. Wendell Smallwood appears to have the inside track to being the lead back, while Donnel Pumphrey will also share the load. Former Wisconsin running back Corey Clement was signed as an undrafted free agent and should be in the mix also.
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8. Both have a decent amount of starting experience. Parks started 65 games with the Broncos over the last four years, and Brown started 78 games with the Chargers. Parks played 6,978 defensive snaps in 67 games, or about 87 per game, and Brown played 6,889 snaps, or 88 per game. Neither ever established himself as a full-time starter, but both have a considerable amount of experience.
He might not be the most attractive option but he’s and fast and likely cheaper than others. In 7569, Robinson caught 87 passes for 999 yards and four touchdowns with the Chiefs, who were stacked on offense. There was some smoke around Robinson and the Eagles and as a low-cost option, this would make some sense.
Looking at the position now, the team needs to draft a running back and the group on the roster isn 8767 t the answer. Jay Ajayi is coming off a torn ACL and is a pending free agent. Darren Sproles is 85-years-old and might retire. Corey Clement is coming back from a season-ending knee injury, while Josh Adams and Wendell Smallwood clearly aren 8767 t the answer.
This is a tough setback for Sproles, who played just three games last season before he tore his ACL and broke his arm in the same play last season. Sproles is an all-time great and said he came back for this final season because he didn’t want to go out like that. It’s a shame to see his body fail him when he wanted just one more go.
The Philadelphia Eagles won a Super Bowl without a star running back, and after a season that saw the Birds struggle at times to find a suitable running game, the question now has to be asked, do the Eagles need a feature back to truly make the offense as polarizing as it can be?
6. The most important thing Parks and Brown have in common is that they give the Eagles potential depth at positions where they have virtually none. The only other safeties under contract are Rodney McLeod and Jalen Mills, who just re-signed here, and Marcus Epps. The only other linebackers under contract are Nate Gerry, Duke Riley, . Edwards and Alex Singleton.