The Eagles have signed Jordan Howard to the practice squad, per a club announcement. This was the expected move after Howard auditioned for Philly late last week.
Howard was traded from the Bears to the Eagles last year and parlayed his performance into a two-year deal with the Dolphins. Things didn’t go according to plan in Miami — after averaging just 1.2 yards per tote, Howard was left off of the active roster, taking a backseat to Myles Gaskin and Matt Breida. Then, he was dropped from the roster altogether. No one picked up Howard (and his contract) on the waiver wire, leading him back to the Eagles.
Howard topped 1,100 rushing yards in his first two Bears seasons but was less effective in Matt Nagy‘s scheme in 2018. With the Eagles, Howard bounced back by averaging 4.4 yards per carry and rushing for six touchdowns in ten games. He’ll look to reprise that type of production, if and when he’s given the opportunity. The Eagles could give him a chance to get back on the field next week, when they face the Seahawks in a Monday night matchup.
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