Philadelphia Eagles roster: 4 Forgotten Birds that can contribute in 2021

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Adrian Killins Jr. #46, Philadelphia Eagles
Adrian Killins Jr. #46, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /

54. . . . Adrian Killins, running back. . player

Okay, nobody else saw what the Philadelphia Eagles did?

Okay, here’s something that doesn’t get brought up a ton, but maybe it should. No one else raised an eyebrow when the Philadelphia Eagles signed Adrian Killins to a two-year deal on March 17th?

This wasn’t a one-year deal. It stretches over two seasons. Say that out loud.

For whatever reason, the running back room is one of those areas that the front office just can’t figure out. You’ve seen what they’ve been doing. All you have to do is pay attention.

They keep kicking the tires on guys that are clearly on the downward slope physically (Jay Ajayi, Darren Sproles, Corey Clement, Jordan Howard), and when they aren’t doing that, they’re holding onto guys they clearly don’t want to give a real opportunity to. Think Elijah Holyfield.

So far, Adrain Killins’ career highlights consist of one catch for two yards and a poorly designed and badly executed reverse that resulted in a loss of 12. He can play, but you have to give him an opportunity and put him in a position where he can be successful.

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That two-year deal is intriguing though. Typically guys that get two years don’t get that type of deal because their team wants to stick them on the practice squad. Sure, it may happen, but it wouldn’t make sense if it did. Are we to assume someone like Boston Scott isn’t as loved by the franchise’s new coaching regime as he was by the other one?