4 players the Philadelphia Eagles should avoid extending in 2022

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Boston Scott #35, Philadelphia Eagles
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35. player. 54. . . . Boston Scott, running back

Philadephia Eagles running back Boston Scott

When the Philadelphia Eagles added Boston Scott by plucking him off of the New Orleans Saints practice squad on December 10th of 2018, the reason why they did so was well known. He reminded them of another former Saint who turned out to be a great Eagles offensive and special-teams weapon, Darren Sproles.

Both were short, shifty, and running backs. Scott was never billed as being as talented as Sproles was. Heck, who is? Still, whenever he was given an opportunity, he made the most of it.

In 2021, once he and Jordan Howard were both on the active roster, there were discussions about what Philadelphia’s running backs depth chart should look like. Some thought that Scott was behind Miles Sanders and Howard but ahead of Kenneth Gainwell. Others believed when Milles got hurt and Scott and Howard got into a groove in his absence, that it was Sanders that should have been third-string when he returned.

A lack of talent isn’t Scott’s problem. It never has been. His issue has always been the numbers game. Heading into 2022, if nothing changed, the Eagles would have a lot of running backs with the same skill set. They might benefit from finally moving on from Scott and finding what they haven’t had since LeGarrette Blount left, a workhorse.

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They’d like for Jordan Howard to be that guy, but in all honesty, he just isn’t durable enough.

Worth mentioning: Ryan Kerrigan/Brandon Graham

Neither Ryan Kerrigan or Brandon Graham are signed past this season. Kerrigan has been a flop, and Graham will turn 34 years young in April. He’ll also be coming off of a torn Achilles. As much as we all love B.G., it may be time for the Eagles to move on from both of them.