5 Philadelphia Eagles offensive veterans who are in danger of being cut
By Ben Swanger
Boston Scott’s tenure with the Philadelphia Eagles could be coming to an end.
His electrifying plays against NFC East division rivals the past two seasons have certainly been something to write home about, but with the acquisition of two more young backs, Boston Scott has a high hill to climb in order to make this Philadelphia Eagles roster.
Believe it or not, Scott is the same age as Jordan Howard. The young back who worked his way up from the practice squad onto the active roster isn’t the back the Eagles have anymore. Scott is now a veteran and his ceiling on a good team is the third option.
Nick Sirianni loves pass-catching backs and Scott is a solid option to play the role that Nyheim Hines excelled in last season in Indianapolis, however Scott’s main competition is an electric rookie in Kenny Gainwell.
Scott isn’t going to be the bulldozing back Jordan Howard and Kerryon Johnson will compete to be. He isn’t as explosive as Gainwell. And he certainly will not be taking touches away from Miles Sanders. If he is viewed as the fourth option, the Eagles could very well cut ties with Scott in order to continue to develop a younger back as the fourth option like Jason Huntley, Adrian Killins, or Elijah Holyfield.
Other than Sanders’ bell-cow role, not a single running back’s spot on the roster is guaranteed. The competition will be riveting, but if Scott is a camp casualty, it will be interesting to see how he fairs with a new team.