Eagles To Sign RB Matt Jones

The Eagles will sign free agent running back Matt Jones, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets. Jones worked out alongside two other running backs on Tuesday and won the competition. The Eagles have confirmed the news while disclosing that it is a two-year deal.

Jones, a former third-round pick of the Redskins, was Washington’s lead rusher for a time and showed promise in short bursts. However, he slipped down the depth chart over time and was jettisoned from the roster last year. The 25-year-old moved between the Colts’ active roster and practice squad last year but averaged less than three yards per carry in his limited time with the varsity squad.

Jones will now fight to make the cut with the defending champs. The Eagles will head into the season with Jay Ajayi as their primary ball carrier while Corey ClementDarren SprolesWendell Smallwood, D.J. Pumphrey, and Jones vie for supporting roles.

Before signing Jones, the Eagles also auditioned former Ravens running back Terrance West.

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    • Polish Hammer

      And something tells me they’ll need every last one of them. They’re all complimentary parts that cant be the he #1. Ajayi looks like he’s so broken down physically I wonder if they’ll get 1/2 season out of him.

  1. kgallag88066

    Yeah Ajayi looked really terrible averaging 5.8 yards per rush and winning the Super Bowl

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