After a March shopping spree that included two major running back signings, the Eagles appear to have decided they no longer require a back to whom they tendered an offer earlier in the offseason. According to Geoff Mosher of CSNPhilly.com (via Twitter), the Eagles have rescinded their RFA tender for Chris Polk.
Polk, 25, took on a slightly larger role in Philadelphia’s offense last season behind LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles, totaling 172 rushing yards and four touchdowns on 46 carries. After agreeing to a trade that sent McCoy to the Bills, the Eagles – presumably expecting Polk to play an even more significant part on the offense in 2015 – assigned him a $1.542MM RFA tender.
Later in March, however, the Eagles landed DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews to go along with Sproles, creating a back log on the running back depth chart. If the team hadn’t rescinded Polk’s RFA offer, he would have had to sign an offer sheet with another club by today. Philadelphia’s decision to withdraw the offer allows Polk to hit the unrestricted FA market without potential suitors having to worry that the Eagles might match their offers.