Eagles Sign Elijah Holyfield

The Eagles have signed running back Elijah Holyfield, per a club announcement. He’ll take the place of defensive end Daeshon Hall, who was placed on injured reserve after tearing his ACL.

Holyfield is the son of boxing legend Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield. He’s also an accomplished athlete in his own right. In his final season at the University of Georgia, he ran for more than 1,000 yards. Holyfield went undrafted in 2019, however, and had to settle for a taxi squad spot with the Panthers when he was unable to make their Week 1 roster.

Now, Holyfield will provide insurance for the Eagles after Miles Sanders suffered an ankle injury in the season finale. It’s believed that Sanders will be good to go for the playoffs, but now they have some additional depth, just in case.

The Eagles’ playoff fight begins on Sunday, when they face the Seahawks in Philly.

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  1. White Roddy

    As a UGA fan I’ve been hoping he gets a shot somewhere. He’s not particularly fast and doesn’t have great hands. He is, however, a bruising runner. He plays extremely hard and deserves an opportunity. Hope he makes the most of it.

    • ahale224

      The dawgs missed him a lot this year. He’s a downhill bruiser. Should have stayed for his senior year, but I’m glad he got signed.

  2. Love it. Right up the middle guy and can bring him in with Miles out lined up as a WR too. Afraid to play him in a playoff game with so much meaning right away but really hope they keep him around next year.

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