Roster Outlook: Should Eagles kick the tires on free-agent running back?
After a tempestuous start to the 2021 season, Nick Sirianni and the Eagles became the league’s most effective team on the ground.
With dual-threat QB Jalen Hurts leading the charge, Philadelphia finished the year first in total rushing yards and rushing yards per game. Even after adding star WR AJ Brown, the Eagles should continue to dominate on the ground next year behind the best offensive line in football.
Although Miles Sanders is the clear leadman in Philly’s rotation, the team could still use a physical presence in the backfield. Jordan Howard is always on call, but there’s another free-agent power runner that could interest the Eagles.
Despite leading his club in rushing touchdowns last season, former Ravens RB Latavius Murray remains unsigned heading into training camp. Murray played a vital role in Baltimore’s rushing attack after J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards went down for the season.
The 32-year-old has been one of the most durable backs in the NFL, missing just six games in his eight-year career — and he’s seemingly ready for his next opportunity.
Murray totaled 501 rushing yards and six TDs while splitting time with Devonta Freeman last season. He would serve as a reliable insurance policy for Miles Sanders, who has dealt with several injuries in recent years.
Mandatory Credit: The Baltimore Sun