5 Philadelphia Eagles offensive veterans who are in danger of being cut

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The Philadelphia Eagles’ decision to kick the tires on Jordan Howard was odd.

Jordan Howard’s 2020 season was a campaign to forget, however, the Philadelphia Eagles must see something in the veteran to keep bringing him back. After an abysmal start to 2020 with the Miami Dolphins, Jordan Howard was released and in swooped the Eagles. He closed last season with Philly and rushed for 27 yards on just seven carries.

In early April, the Eagles announced Howard would be returning to the team on a veteran minimum, 1-year $990,000 contract. The contract isn’t guaranteed and Howard’s path to the 53-man roster has muddied after Kenny Gainwell was drafted and Kerryon Johnson was claimed via waivers.

The signing of Howard was head-scratching to say the least as he averaged a whopping 1.7 yards per rush last season. Howard might still be an effective back in certain short yard situations, however his burst is certainly diminished and he doesn’t bring electric pass-catching ability to the table.

Howard might be an asset within the running back room in training camp as a veteran voice, however if he performs the same way in this upcoming camp as he did in 2020, cutting him might be the easiest decision this staff has to make.

If Howard doesn’t make the Eagles, the sun on his career could be completely set.