The Eagles need all the operating backs.
That appears to be the message this group is sending, as in accordance to NFL Network, the Eagles have signed free agent operating again Matt Jones.
Jones, 25 years previous, carried the ball simply 5 occasions for the Indianapolis Colts final season.
Here are 5 things you need to know about Jones and the Eagles’ choice to sign him:
1. At 6-foot-2, 239 kilos, Jones could possibly be the ability again the Eagles misplaced when LeGarrette Blount signed with the Detroit Lions. Jones does have a difficulty with holding onto the ball, nevertheless, as he had eight fumbles in his first two seasons.
2. Jones profession has been on the downswing since a promising rookie 12 months with the Washington Redskins. As a rookie in 2015, Jones ran the ball 144 occasions for 490 yards and three touchdowns. In his final two seasons, nevertheless, Jones has not topped both the 490 yards or three touchdowns he acquired a rookie. He was an entire non-factor with the Indianapolis Colts.
three. Jones has proven the power to make performs out of the backfield as a receiver. As a rookie he caught 19 passes for 304 yards, a median of 16 yards-per-reception.
four. The Eagles now have a loaded backfield. In addition to Jones, the Eagles have Jay Ajayi, Corey Clement, Darren Sproles, Wendell Smallwood and Donnel Pumphrey on the roster. They have additionally reportedly signed undrafted free agent Josh Adams, however that signing has not but been introduced by the group.
5. Jones is much from a lock to make the roster, however the Eagles bringing him in doesn’t appear to communicate extremely of what they anticipate from Smallwood or Pumphrey subsequent season.