The Philadelphia Eagles have made a roster move, a large portion of the Eagles fans were hoping this meant moving one of the quarterbacks on the roster but that didn’t happen. ESPN insider Adam Schefter reported Tuesday morning that the Eagles have reached a one year deal with Felix Jones, formally of the Dallas Cowboys.
Jones is a 26 year old skat back who started 7 games last year for the Cowboys due to injury but never really proved he could be the guy. The Cowboys spent a first round pick on Jones in 2008 believing they had just acquired their running back of the future but things didn’t pan out that way.
In my opinion Felix Jones has very little value as a runner but he’s always been a threat out of the backfield, this could be the reason for the signing. While the Eagles do have Lesean McCoy on the roster, adding a back like Jones gives coach Kelly another guy he can use in the screen game & as a weapon in the passing game.
Jones caught 25 balls in 2012 & has always been a formidable receiver. You couple that with the need for depth after trading away Dion Lewis & the signing of Felix Jones makes sense. I doubt Jones makes a huge impact on this team going forward but if needed he could be another weapon for Chip Kelly to play with.
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