3 Philadelphia Eagles dark horses who might make their roster

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Adrian Killins Jr. #46, Philadelphia Eagles
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54. . . . Adrian Killins, running back. . player

No one sees the Philadelphia Eagles signing Killins for two years as interesting?

Telling you that Adrian Killins has earned himself a chance to make this Philadelphia Eagles roster would be dishonest. He hasn’t. In 2020, he notched one reception for two yards and he lost 12 yards on a bad-looking reverse.

Now, in his defense, there was nothing that he could do on that 12-yard loss. The play was poorly designed, poorly executed, and poor in its result. Barry Sanders wouldn’t have been able to do anything.

With seven other running backs on the roster (Miles Sanders, Boston Scott, Kerryon Johnson, Kenneth Gainwell, Jason Huntley, Jordan Howard, and Elijah Holyfield) and what might be one roster spot open (Sanders, Scott, and Gainwell are probably in), it feels like Killins is a longshot, but it’s hard to ignore something.

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Philly signed the five-foot-eight and 164-pound speedster to a two-year deal on March 17th. Now, why would they sign him for two years and not one unless they had some plan for keeping him in the fold? Place an asterisk by his name. Maybe the Eagles keep four tailbacks. Maybe they keep five, but Killins is someone that you’ll want to watch come August.