Philadelphia Eagles: Top 5 Free Agent Running Back Signings

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Aug 16, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Fans watch as the Philadelphia Eagles warm up before a preseason NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

No. 4: Brian Mitchell

Another used primarily as a returner – and another who had his share of success doing it previously with another divisional rival – Mitchell was simply outstanding in that role for Philadelphia. In fact, after his departure in 2002, the team struggled for years to find a replacement (see Mahe, Reno or Reed, J.R., et al).

But Mitchell was more than just a returner extraordinaire – he was the ultimate Swiss army knife: To date, he is one of only two players (stay tuned for the second) to score a touchdown by pass, run, reception and return (both kickoff and punt).

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