By Peter Gleason
Just in case you are afraid Eagles running back Jay Ajayi is in danger of becoming a work horse at the detriment of the other backs just because he had 15 carries for 62 yards and two touchdowns, coach Doug Pederson has news for you:
“Well, I’ll start with Corey [Clement]. We’ve got to be careful giving him a lot of extra touches because from the standpoint of he’s also a special teams player, and I want to keep him healthy and going for four quarters, first of all,” he said after the 18-12 victory over the Falcons last Thursday.
“And then [Darren] Sproles [above], we know coming back is going to be mixed in there primarily on some third downs and some special situations offensively, first and second down. Jay to us is kind of the workhorse, the guy that is going to, between the tackles, he’s going to pound it through there and he’s a tough, physical, big guy that really took off in the second half.”