Report: Eagles add running back ahead of training camp
The Eagles are bringing in some backfield depth prior to training camp.
According to Chris Tomasson of Pioneer Press, the team is signing RB JaQuan Hardy to fill their last roster spot:
The #Vikings, who have one roster spot open, looked into bringing in RB JaQuan Hardy for a workout but a source said he’s going to sign with the Philadelphia Eagles. Hardy had four carries for 29 yards as a Dallas Cowboys rookie last season before being waived earlier this month.— Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) July 24, 2022
Hardy, undrafted out of Tiffin University, has impressive size at 225 pounds and will provide another body for a thin running back corps heading into camp. He appeared in three games for Dallas last season, rushing for 29 yards and a touchdown (against the Eagles).
JaQuan Hardy’s scouting report via The Draft Network:
“One of the more dynamic players in all of the Division II ranks during his career, JaQuan Hardy was one of the best players in Tiffin program history. Tying the Great Midwest Conference rushing record (1,554 yards) during his final season, Hardy quickly became a notable small school name. Containing a low and compact build, he has managed to stand out from the competition.
With a patient game overall, he’s been able to have success in a mixture of run game concepts. While not possessing many speed gears, he’s been able to find his comfort zone in a moderate tempo that encompasses lots of contact balance that consistently enables him to break tackles. Hardy has low reception numbers, but he’s a three-down threat that shows comfort with catching the ball when it comes in his direction.”
Update: The Eagles have decided not to sign Hardy following a workout.
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Cowboys RB JaQuan Hardy scores his first career NFL touchdown. Football is a contacts sport. pic.twitter.com/1ptXw82lAZ— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) January 9, 2022
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