Legal Tampering: Eagles expected to sign former Seahawks running back to one-year deal
Many questions surrounded Philly’s running back situation heading into free agency, and the Eagles have seemingly provided at least one answer for the 2023 season.
Per multiple reports, Philadelphia has agreed to terms with former Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny on a one-year deal.
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Penny, 27, is a former first-round pick who has produced when healthy but has failed to play more than ten games in each of the last four seasons. Before sustaining a broken fibula in Week 5, Penny averaged 6.1 yards per carry and could see his hard-nosed running style thrive behind Philadelphia’s dominant offensive line — a reasonable low-risk, high-reward signing by GM Howie Roseman.
Penny’s addition likely indicates that free agent RB Miles Sanders won’t be returning to the team in 2023. Sanders, a second-round pick by Philadelphia in 2019, rushed for a career-high 1269 yards last season but was virtually a non-factor in the Super Bowl, and his market price may be too rich for Roseman’s blood.
Kenneth Gainwell and Rashaad Penny have the potential to be an explosive one-two punch out of the backfield behind Jalen Hurts.
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