Here’s the Philadelphia Eagles RB depth chart as we approach training camp.
8. Elijah Holyfield: After this son of a former boxing world champion’s contract expired, the Philadelphia Eagles signed Holyfield to their active roster on December 31st of 2019. The theory was they’d give him the jump start on the following season.
Elijah Holyfield has been waived, re-signed to the team’s practice squad, elevated to the active roster, and reverted to the practice squad. He signed a future contract at the beginning of January but has yet to register a carry in a game that counts against the win-loss total.
It’s over. It’s time to move on.
7. Jordan Howard: At this point, it’s hard to figure out why there’s this loyalty to guys who clearly have nothing left to give unless Jordan Howard has something on someone important that we don’t know about it.
Do you remember how so many people were convinced last season that reacquiring Jason Peters was a ‘no-brainer’? Did you see how that turned out? If Philly doesn’t wise up and move on from Howard immediately, this will be the running back equivalent of that.
6. Kerryon Johnson: Though Kerryon Johnson does have talent, it’s interesting that the Birds have turned to signing running backs that the Detroit Lions have given up on as one of their accepted methods of roster building. It’s also interesting that another former Lion might be one of the better tailbacks that they have (more on that later).
5. Adrian Killins: Don’t be surprised if the Philadelphia Eagles keep Adrian Killins on the 53-man roster. They really like this guy, so much so that they inked him to a two-year deal on March 17th.