Report: Howard dominating Eagles RB reps
By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
According to 94 WIP’s Eliot Shorr-Parks, Philadelphia Eagles running back Jordan Howard is ‘dominating’ carries during the team’s training camp. Howard — who was acquired in a trade in the off-season — is getting first-team reps.
Philadelphia Inquirer’s Eagles beat writer Jeff McLane said that he believes Howard will lead the team in carries this season. He also said rookie Miles Sanders is ‘getting a smell here or there.’
While Howard may be getting the bulk of the reps with the first-team, Doug Pederson has used running back by committee since he has been the Eagles head coach. Darren Sproles — who elected to return to the team after considering retirement — and Corey Clement also will receive reps once the season begins.
Wendell Smallwood will also be in the mix if he makes the final roster.
The 24-year-old Gardendale, Alabama native was a fifth-round draft pick by the Chicago Bears in the 2016 NFL Draft. He spent three seasons with the Bears before he was acquired on March 29th by the Eagles in a trade for a conditional 2020 sixth-round draft pick.
In 2018, he appeared in 16 games, including 15 starts. He had 250 carries for 935 yards and nine touchdowns.
The 935 yards during the season was the fewest in his young career. He previously had two 1,000-plus yardage seasons, including a career-best 1,313 yards as a rookie in 2016.
He also had 20 receptions for 145 yards in his final campaign with the Bears.
In his career, he has appeared in 47 games, including 44 starts. He has had 778 carries for 3,370 yards and 24 touchdowns.
Howard also has 72 receptions for 568 yards and one touchdown.