Eagles decline to tender Boston Scott, bring back Greg Ward
In another surprising move, the Philadelphia Eagles will not be placing a tender on running back Boston Scott. The Eagles had the option to make Scott a restricted free agent but opted to let him go instead.
However, veteran wideout Greg Ward and cornerback Andre Chachere have agreed to terms with the Eagles on one-year contracts. Both players were expected to be restricted free agents, but worked fast on deals to return to Philadelphia. Ward joined the Eagles in 2017 as an undrafted free agent while Chachere was claimed off waivers in September.
Scott has been with the Eagles since December of 2018, after the team signed him off the New Orleans Saints practice squad. During his time in Philadelphia, he was a key piece of the Eagles’ running back room.
Over three seasons, Scott had 992 yards and 13 touchdowns. The New York Giant-killer was the odd man out for most of the 2021 season, sitting behind Miles Sanders, Kenny Gainwell, and Jordan Howard. Scott filled in well when Howard and Sanders were out with injuries, but the Eagles have far more pressing needs.
Numerous reports have said the Eagles could bring Scott back, but it seems unlikely. The only reason would be is if they are able to sign him for less than his tender offer, but another team could scoop him up before that.
With limited cap space, Philly can’t afford to pay four running backs if they bring back Howard. Alongside Scott, the Eagles also let go of former captain Alex Singleton but tendered UDFA guard Nate Herbig earlier today.
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