RB - PHI
Week 7 Outlook
The Eagles released veteran running back Jordan Howard on Tuesday afternoon.
Once viewed as the Bears' franchise running back, Howard has since been restricted to a depth role. After amassing 1,080 scrimmage yards with Chicago in 2018, he was traded to the Eagles, with whom he logged just 594 yards in 2019. Then, in 2020, he amassed 57 yards, though he did find the end zone four times. Howard is a candidate to join the Eagles' practice squad in hopes of receiving a promotion to the 53-man roster during the season.
RB Jordan Howard’s one-year deal with the Eagles includes no guaranteed money.
Howard re-signed a one-year deal with the Eagles during the offseason. His contract includes no guaranteed money and is considered a veteran salary benefit deal. “Honestly, my market was just pretty dry,” Howard said earlier this week. “I was at the point I was having thoughts I might be done because teams weren’t really calling.” Howard’s stock has drastically declined after signing a two-year, $9.75 million contract with the Dolphins in 2020, including $4.75 million guaranteed. The 26-year-old rushed for 60 yards on 35 attempts and four touchdowns across seven games for the Dolphins/Eagles last season. “I still feel like I have a lot left,” he said. “Past two years, I got the injury that put me out for a lot, last year I didn’t really play, so I feel like I have a lot left in the tank.” Howard has little to no fantasy value in 2021 and there are no guarantees that he makes the Eagles’ Week 1 roster.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Jordan Howard and the Eagles have agreed on a one-year deal.
Howard was used in a minimal role in 2020. He only carried the football seven times for 27 yards and no touchdowns. He is merely a depth-piece at the RB position. He has no fantasy value unless Miles Sanders or Boston Scott go down with injury.
Eagles running back Jordan Howard rushed four times for 19 yards in Sunday's loss to the Green Bay Packers.
The Eagles have not been running the ball much in 2020, and starting running back Miles Sanders only received 10 carries on Sunday. But Howard looked at home in Philadelphia in limited snaps, averaging 4.8 yards per carry thanks to a long run of 11 yards.
The Philadelphia Eagles have elevated RB Jordan Howard from the practice squad to the active roster for Week 13 against the Packers.
Howard spent the earlier part of the season as the goal-line back for the Dolphins before his release. Now he’s back with the Eagles and is likely to take on a similar role as a goal-to-go type back. You’re likely still starting Miles Sanders in most situations, but Howard’s presence on the active roster certainly isn’t great for Sanders and his inability to find the end zone.