Eagles RB Donnel Pumphrey has been getting "significant work" with the 1st-team offense, according to insider Zach Berman. The rookie has reportedly been busy as a pass catcher, even seeing some time in the slot. Pumphrey caught 99 balls across 4 seasons at San Diego State. We're not yet ready to consider him a 2017 fantasy option, but he could put a dent in RB Darren Sproles' receiving numbers.
Eagles RB Donnel Pumphrey tore his hamstring in practice this week and is "out indefinitely," per ESPN's Adam Schefter. Pumphrey was a healthy scratch in the opener and is a candidate for IR. He's not worth rostering in redraft leagues.
UPDATE: Pumphrey has been placed on IR.
RB Donnel Pumphrey and RB Corey Clement have each made the initial 53-man roster for the Eagles. They joined LeGarrette Blount, Wendell Smallwood and Darren Sproles to give the team 5 RBs. The 2 rookies are noteworthy because there was some wonder about whether they were competing for a final spot. Clement enjoyed a strong camp and preseason, while Pumphrey arrived as a 4th-round pick. Pumphrey doesn't look like a good bet to be among the 47 gameday actives, but the Eagles likely didn't believe he'd make it to the practice squad without being picked up by another team.
After creating some buzz in spring workouts, Eagles RB Donnel Pumphrey "has not stood out" lately, according to insider Jimmy Kempski. The rookie has had ball-security issues and has totaled 2 yards on 7 preseason carries. "For a player listed at 176 pounds to be an effective piece in the NFL, he better be ultra-explosive, or have some kind of elite skill set that sets him apart as a usable role player," Kempski writes. "I personally have not seen extreme explosiveness or any obvious elite traits." Pumphrey remains a fine dynasty stash but isn't worth a roster spot in redraft leagues. Darren Sproles is safe as Philly's change-of-pace, pass-catching RB.
Eagles RB Donnel Pumphrey suffered a hamstring injury on Sunday and hasn’t practiced since. Per beat writer Jeff McLane, Pumphrey said he’ll only miss “a few days.” The rookie has impressed thus far, but the hammy will be worth monitoring in the short term.
The Eagles grabbed San Diego State RB Donnel Pumphrey in the 4th round of the 2017 NFL Draft. The pint-sized 5’8, 176-pounder was a college workhorse, compiling an FBS record 6,405 rushing yards on 1,059 totes over the past 4 years. Pumphrey also caught 99 balls. The size is obviously a concern, though, and he tested as a 15th percentile athlete for his position. On the plus side, Pumphrey can learn a lot from — and eventually replace — new teammate Darren Sproles.
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