Eagles To Sign Jay Ajayi

The Eagles intend to sign free agent running back Jay Ajayi, a source tells NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport (on Twitter). Ajayi worked out for the club this week and a deal should come together before the end of business today. 

Ajayi joins the club just after word of Darren Sproles‘ season-ending (and possibly career-ending) injury. Given his track record, Ajayi figures to provide some serious support in the backfield, if he is healthy himself.

The Eagles traded for Ajayi in 2017 and saw immediate results out of the former Dolphins ball carrier. After his 1,272-yard 2016 season with Miami, he became a key part of the Eagles’ Super Bowl run the following year. He averaged 5.8 yards per carry with the Eagles in 2017. He did not fare as well with the ’18 Eagles, who lacked consistency on the ground. But, the team will see what the 26-year-old can provide as they come down the home stretch.

Ajayi may make his Eagles return on Sunday, when the Eagles face the Patriots in Philly.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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  1. jawn

    Ugh. As an Eagles fan this does not excite me. Can’t we just utilize Sanders as a workhorse until Howard is healthy? Ajayi is washed

    • Brad

      Still need bodies and why not someone who can fill in and knows the playbook. If sanders goes down this week, Ajayi is a solid backup.

    • DarkSide830

      use the rookie as your bulk back? no, not a good idea. Ajayi is a stud when healthy, and it looks like he is now.

          • Steezy

            Sanders is not the physical back Zekevan Saquon were rookie years lolol. Even josh Jacobs who is more similar to those guys isn’t the third down back. You need backups, he could be cut in a week. No need to nitpick it lol

  2. crosseyedlemon

    This article would have been more entertaining had they used the photo where Ajayi is using the crutches…lol.

  3. Polish Hammer

    Ajayi runs hard and can’t knock the effort, just not sure how healthy he is and how much is left in his young but abused tank.

  4. KingSall77

    We need to remember what Ajayi did to the Patriots run defense in the Super Bowl, he was a huge part to us winning it all :-)

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