Roster Moves: Eagles re-sign running back to reserve/future contract
The Eagles have brought back a familiar face ahead of the divisional round of the NFC playoffs.
On Thursday, the team accounted they re-signed RB Kennedy Brooks to a reserve/future contract.
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Brooks, who signed with the Eagles as a 2022 undrafted free agent, racked up 3,522 yards for Mansfield High School, which was the eighth-most in Texas high school football history at the time. After redshirting at Oklahoma in 2017, Kennedy Brooks backed up fellow Eagles running back Trey Sermon. In his first collegiate season, Brooks rushed for 1,053 to Sermon’s 947 yards on 67 fewer attempts.
Kennedy Brooks also led the Big 12 that year, averaging 5.29 yards after contact, finished 4th with 37 forced missed tackles, and tied for second in rushing touchdowns with 12, just behind Trey Sermon’s 13.
In 2019, Trey Sermon went down in Week 11 with a knee injury, allowing Kennedy Brooks to take over as the main guy. Despite splitting carries with Sermon and Rhamondre Stevenson, he finished 2nd on the team in carries (155), rushing yards (1,011), and touchdowns (6). Brooks trailed current Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts, who had 162 attempts for 1,422 yards and 20 touchdowns.
After opting out of the 2020 season due to the global pandemic, Kennedy Brooks came into his junior season ready to take on that feature-back role. The third-year back went for a career-high 1,255 rushing yards averaging 6.4 yards per carry, 13 touchdowns, and zero fumbles. The bruising back finished 4th in the Big 12 with 778 yards after contact and 4th in 60 missed tackles forced.
Brooks will look to crack the roster next offseason with Miles Sanders and Boston Scott heading to free agency.
Other roster moves:
Oklahoma RB Kennedy Brooks had 23.4% of his runs go for 10+ yards since 2018.— PFF College (@PFF_College) April 5, 2020
The highest rate in college football. pic.twitter.com/9CXVTRbH4U
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