3 Philadelphia Eagles who could lose their job if Carlos Hyde joins team

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3. Elijah Holyfield

Towards the end of December, the Eagles decided to give Elijah Holyfield a chance to prove himself in the future after things failed to work out for the former Georgia star with the Carolina Panthers.

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Back in 2019, Holyfield failed to hear his name called during the draft before signing with the Panthers as an undrafted free agent to give the running back a chance to compete for a roster spot before eventually settling for the practice squad.

Holyfield may have been disappointed to see how things played out with the Panthers, but at least the Eagles with a recent history of finding success with numerous unexpected running backs made it seem like he would be in great position to make a case for himself.

Since nothing is set in stone for Philadelphia running back wise beyond Miles Sanders, Holyfield could still find a way to make the necessary impact to show the Eagles he deserves to be part of the 2020 rotation.

But if Hyde were to become part of the picture, Holyfield would find himself in another tough position where he would seem like a long shot to make Philadelphia’s roster.

At the moment, Holyfield is listed as the No. 4 running back on the Eagles roster, and that will quickly drop to No. 5 if Hyde ends up signing for obvious reasons.