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REPORT: Eagles Looking to Add Veteran Running Back

With the NFL Draft in the rearview mirror, most teams appear to be content with their 90-man rosters. Still, there will be a few more moves made by teams, as there are quite a few veterans on the free agent market that are drawing interest.

The Eagles appear to be one of the teams set to bring in at least one more veteran. According to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo, the Birds have looked into running backs Devonta Freeman and Carlos Hyde. Garafolo also mentioned that there is still a possibility that the Eagles reunite with LeSean McCoy.


Freeman had a great start to his career, but he never regrouped after missing most of 2018 with an injury. In 2019 he had just 656 yards and averaged only 3.6 yards/carry. Before his injury he was a dynamic threat out of the backfield in both the rushing game (two 1,000 yard seasons) and passing game (257 career receptions).


Hyde has produced consistently in his six seasons in the league, scoring at least three touchdowns in every season. Even as he is approaching 30-years-old, he still appears to have plenty of great football ahead of him, as he is coming off of his first 1,000-yard rushing season.

McCoy is still being connected to the Eagles even though his NFL future looks to be in doubt. There are no rumors of the 31-year-old being connected to any team outside of Philadelphia. The Birds have reportedly been trying to get him back in midnight green for a while now, as they inquired about a trade for him in 2018 as well as had an initial interest in signing him at the start of the 2019 season when he was released by the Buffalo Bills. "Shady" hasn't been shy about his desire to come back to Philadelphia and reunite with DeSean Jackson, but now it comes down to the Eagles deciding if it's worth putting stock into an extremely old (in running back age) who hasn't had a good season since 2017.


It seems all but official that Howie Roseman will be bringing in one of the three aforementioned running backs this offseason, but the question is who will it be? Will it be the homegrown player that is begging for a reunion (McCoy)? Will it be the player who is coming off of his best season stats-wise (Hyde)? Or will it be the player who has stumbled of late, but has the highest ceiling and can contribute as a dual-threat 'back (Freeman)?

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