Bringing back Boston Scott was wise (even if the Eagles refuse to use him).
We'll never understand why Philadelphia doesn't use Boston Scott more than they do. Our eyeball test tells us that he's durable, surehanded as a receiver, and careful with the football when he is given his opportunities but only seems to get those opportunities consistently when the Birds play the New York Giants.
That's unfortunate because, trust us on this one, he'd be effective versus anyone Philly faces. Bringing him back was a wise move, not because he'll lead the team in carries (he won't) or because he'll see a ton of playing time (that probably isn't going to happen either). Scott's acquisition on a one-year deal is one of the better offensive insurance policies that the Eagles have.
D'Andre Swift and Rashaad Penny are talented and can change games on a single play when they're healthy. The concerning aspect of their games is it's almost a certainty that, at some point, injuries will come.
Kenneth Gainwell would be the next man up, but we haven't seen him carry the load yet. Scott has already shown an ability to do so and can do so again if called upon. The alternatives are Trey Sermon or Kennedy Brooks.