Eagles GM Howie Roseman said during a Saturday press conference, "We've been looking for a runner like Miles for a few years," according to NBC Sports Philadelphia. It was obvious that Philly liked Sanders when the franchise selected him in Round 2. These words from Roseman, however, could point to the new guy having a bigger workload share ahead of him than other RBs in the Doug Pederson era. Pederson's Eagles have run with a true committee. Amid personnel shuffling and injuries, no RB has reached a 37% share of team carries in any of his 3 seasons. Philly just traded for Jordan Howard this offseason, of course, but gave up a mere 6th-round pick for a RB in the final year of his rookie contract. Josh Adams, Wendell Smallwood, Corey Clement and Darren Sproles remain from last year's squad, but only Adams has reached 100 carries under Pederson and none has topped 120. Adams is also coming off shoulder surgery. None of those players looks like a big threat to Sanders' touch outlook. We wouldn't bet on workhorse touches for the rookie, but Sanders might just be the best bet to lead the backfield in opportunities right away.
Eagles RB Corey Clement has been placed on IR with the knee sprain suffered in last week's loss to the Cowboys. Philly signed RB Boston Scott to take Clement's place on the roster, but Scott will be behind Josh Adams, Darren Sproles and Wendell Smallwood on the depth chart.
Eagles RB Corey Clement injured his knee in the 1st half of Sunday's game against the Cowboys and is officially questionable to return. His absence should mean some more work for RB Darren Sproles behind RB Josh Adams.
Update: Clement has been ruled out.
Eagles RB Darren Sproles aggravated his hamstring injury in Wednesday's practice, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Philly was hoping to get Sproles back this week, but he's now out for Sunday night's game against the Cowboys and might miss significantly more time beyond that. Sproles is droppable outside of the deepest of PPR leagues. The Eagles will continue to go with Wendell Smallwood, Josh Adams and Corey Clement in the backfield.
Eagles RB Darren Sproles (hamstring) is out for Sunday morning’s game against the Jaguars in London. HC Doug Pederson was hoping to get him back on the practice field this week, but it didn’t happen. Philly has a Week 9 bye. We’ll see if Sproles is ready to go after that. Wendell Smallwood and Corey Clement will share backfield duties again this Sunday.
Eagles RB Darren Sproles (hamstring) is out for Sunday’s game against the Panthers. HC Doug Pederson said Friday that Sproles is on track to practice next week. Wendell Smallwood and Corey Clement will share the backfield again this weekend.
Eagles LT Jason Peters suffered a torn biceps in Thursday night's win over the Giants. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Peters is expected to return this season but that he might miss a week or 2. Any missed time for Peters presents a potential challenge for Philly's pass protection and run game. Week 7 brings the Panthers to town, followed by a Week 8 clash with the Jaguars in London.
Eagles RB Corey Clement (quad) was listed as a full participant in Monday's practice, putting him on track to return for Thursday night's game against the Giants. It's especially notable with RB Jay Ajayi out for the year. Clement was running clearly ahead of RB Wendell Smallwood over the season's first 3 weeks. We'll see what the split looks like on Thursday. Consider both Clement and Smallwood risk/reward RB3s for Week 6. RB Darren Sproles (hamstring) remained sidelined on Monday.
Eagles RB Jay Ajayi suffered an ACL tear in Sunday’s loss to the Vikings and will miss the rest of the season. That takes the carry leader out of a backfield that has started slowly. Healthy returns by Corey Clement and Darren Sproles wold help absorb touches, but Wendell Smallwood has als taken advantage of recent injuries to others to look like a player who will continue to deserve work. We’ll see hit the touches get distributed as the remaining group get healthy. The one thing we’ve been able to count on so far has been HC Doug Pederson spreading the work around. Clement, Sproles and Smallwood are all worth owning to varying degrees right now
Eagles RBs Corey Clement (quad) is active for today’s game against the Vikings. It’s a surprise after he didn’t practice all week. Clement and Wendell Smallwood will change the pace behind Jay Ajayi.
Eagles RBs Corey Clement (quad) and Darren Sproles (hamstring) both missed practice all week. Sproles has already been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Vikings. Clement is listed as questionable, but we'd be surprised if he played. He shouldn't be in your Week 5 fantasy plans.
Eagles RB Corey Clement (quad) is inactive for today’s game against the Titans. That leaves Wendell Smallwood as Philly’s #2 RB behind Jay Ajayi, who’s playing through a small fracture in his back.
Eagles RB Darren Sproles (hamstring) is out for Sunday’s game against the Titans. He didn’t practice all week and has no timetable for return. RB Corey Clement (quad) is listed as questionable after being added to the injury report on Thursday. If he can’t play this weekend, Wendell Smallwood and Josh Adams would serve as Philly’s #2 and #3 RBs.
Eagles RB Jay Ajayi (back) remained sidelined for Wednesday's practice. We'll continue to monitor his status, but fantasy owners shouldn't be banking on him playing this weekend. RB Darren Sproles (hamstring) also missed practice on Wednesday. With those guys sidelined last week, RB Corey Clement played 55% of the offensive snaps and handled 19 touches. RB Wendell Smallwood played 35% of the snaps and totaled 13 touches.
Eagles RB Corey Clement (quad) is active for today’s game against the Colts. He should serve as Philly’s lead back, with Wendell Smallwood and Josh Adams also mixing in. We’re expecting 12-15 touches for Clement, making him a fine RB2 play.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that Eagles RB Corey Clement (quad) "should be fine" for today's game against the Colts. Clement was added to the injury report on Friday, but the issue never seemed serious. He's the odds-on favorite to leave Philly's backfield in touches with RBs Jay Ajayi and Darren Sproles sidelined.
Eagles RB Corey Clement (quad) is listed as questionable for this weekend's game against the Colts. He was added to the injury report on Friday as a limited participant. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero hears that Clement "should be fine" for the game and was limited "as a precaution." He's in line to serve as Philly's lead back with Jay Ajayi and Darren Sproles out, but check back around noon ET on Sunday to make sure Clement is active.
Eagles RBs Jay Ajayi (back) and Darren Sproles (hamstring) missed practice again on Thursday. Both guys are now looking extremely iffy for this weekend's game against the Colts. That'd leave Philly with RBs Corey Clement, Wendell Smallwood and Josh Adams. Clement would be in the RB2 mix in that case. Check back tomorrow for another update on the situation.
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