Free agent running back Terrance West took a free agent visit with the Eagles on Tuesday, a source tells Jeff Zrebiec of The Baltimore Sun (on Twitter). West, a former third-round pick of the Browns, has spent the last two-and-a-half seasons with the Ravens.
The 2016 season marked West’s first campaign in Baltimore and he led the team’s ball carriers in attempts (193), yards (774) and touchdowns (five) in that campaign. Last year, he had 39 carries until a calf injury in October took him out of the equation. Wets averaged just 3.5 yards per tote in 2017 after a respectable 4.0 yards-per-carry average in the previous year.
The Eagles seem fairly set at running back with Jay Ajayi as their main carrier and Corey Clement, Darren Sproles, Wendell Smallwood, and D.J. Pumphrey in support. However, Sproles is looking to return from a a torn ACL and his status for the start of the season is unclear.
There hasn’t been much buzz around West this offseason, but he could see an uptick in interest this week along with other low-priority unrestricted free agents. Per league rules, UFAs no longer count against the compensatory pick formula once the second Tuesday after the NFL draft arrives.
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