By Michael Donovan
The Eagles have signed another golden oldie, Jordan Howard, to the practice squad.
Which makes no sense since coach Doug Pederson doesn’t call many running plays.
Howard is only 26, so he’s not necessarily too old to play in the NFL, but his signing represents yet another move to replicate past success.
Howard was the lead back for the first half of the 2019 season for the Eagles. He gained 525 yards and scored six touchdowns before a shoulder injury suffered in the ninth game of the season essentially ended his campaign.
The 6-0, 224-pound Howard was a nice complement to Miles Sanders in 2019. Howard was acquired by the Eagles in an offseason trade with the Chicago Bears.
Following the 2019 season, Howard signed with the Miami Dolphins where he played in five games before being waived. He scored four touchdowns with the Dolphins.
Howard knows the Eagles’ offense and provides a valuable insurance policy. The Eagles can elevate him for two games without having to put him on the active roster. The Eagles did that with Elijah Holyfield yesterday against Cleveland with Corey Clement on the Reserve/COVID-19 list.