Philadelphia Eagles add a running back, 3 cuts find new homes

Jason Huntley, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
Jason Huntley, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /

Here’s good news. The Philadelphia Eagles have added a running back.

Those of you who were concerned about the Philadelphia Eagles walking into the 2020 regular season with three running backs (and the fact that they all, pretty much, possess the same skill set) will find this to both be pretty interesting and good news. On Sunday, right around lunchtime on the East Coast, the team offered an official team statement, one stating that they’ve claimed Jason Huntley off waivers.

Huntley had been waived during final roster cuts by the Detroit Lions after spending the most recent offseason with the team. The five-foot-nine, 193-pound prospect was a fifth-round draft selection, the 172nd player taken overall, during 2020’s selection meeting. He and Darius Slay were teammates in the ‘Motor City’, but as of now, he hasn’t registered a carry in an NFL game.

He’s small. He definitely won’t quench anyone’s thirst for a workhorse or bell-cow running back but he does provide special teams value. While returning kicks at the collegiate level for the New Mexico State Aggies, Huntley led all returners in 2018 with three kickoff returns that he took back to ‘the house’.

Three former Philadelphia Eagles find a new home.

The unique connection that exists between the Philadelphia Eagles and Carolina Panthers continues. Often, we’ve seen former ‘Birds’ leave the nest and wind up in Charlotte. Think Sean McDermott, Kurt Coleman, and Torrey Smith.

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On Sunday, two more have been given another shot as Carolina announced the addition of former Eagles Shareef Miller and Rasul Douglas. Tight end Noah Togiai heads to the AFC South as he’ll join former Eagles offensive coordinator and current Colts head coach Frank Reich in Indianapolis.

We’ll have to keep an eye on how three progress, something that comes naturally for ‘Birds’ fans. They always seem to know how former prospects are doing.