Eagles Will Add Rashad Penny When Miles Sanders Says Goodbye

PHILADELPHIA — The Eagles have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with running back Rashaad Penny, a league source told ESPN, confirming multiple reports.

Miles Sanders has been the running back in Philadelphia for the last four seasons, posting 3,708 rushing yards and 20 touchdowns over that stretch. Sanders is a free agent and is considered one of the top players available at his position this offseason.

Sanders hinted that his time with the Eagles may be coming to an end, tuesday afternoon tweet: “To the City of Philadelphia: Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

Productive rotational back Boston Scott, meanwhile, has agreed to a one-year deal to return to the Eagles, a source confirmed to ESPN on Tuesday.

One source said the Penny signing doesn’t mean the Eagles are necessarily addressing the running back position.

Penny’s career has been plagued by injuries, including a broken leg last October that required surgery and forced him to miss the remainder of the 2022 season for the Seattle Seahawks.

Including the playoffs, Penny, who turns 27 in February, has missed 43 of a possible 87 career games over his five NFL seasons due to injuries.

When healthy, Penny has shown his first-round talent – including the most rushing touchdown in franchise history to end the 2021 season.

With starter Chris Carson on injured reserve, Penny led the NFL with 671 rushing yards over the final five games – 208 yards more than anyone else. According to ESPN Stats & Information Research, he joined Shaun Alexander as the only players in Seahawks history with 130 rushing yards in three straight games. Penny top-scored in four of the final five games, including a career-best 190 yards in the season finale. He scored six rushing touchdowns in that span, one more than he scored in his first 32 regular-season games.

Penny tested free agency and returned to Seattle in 2022 on a one-year deal worth $5.75 million. He began the season as the starter behind rookie second-round pick Kenneth Walker III, rushing for 346 yards and two touchdowns on 57 carries in the first five games, before he went down in Week 5 with a broken fibula. and injured the tibia on his left side. Leg.

His long list of injuries also includes a torn ACL in December 2019 – just as he was starting to break out – that sidelined him for most of the 2020 season. He missed five games after injuring his calf in the 2021 opener and a hamstring in another game last November.

The Seahawks drafted Penny 27th overall in 2018 out of San Diego State, despite a preference among many members of the organization to select Nick Chubb. He spent most of his first four seasons backing up Carson.

Overall, he had 1,918 yards on 337 attempts – an average of 5.7 yards per carry – in 42 games over five seasons. He has scored 14 total touchdowns.

ESPN’s Brady Henderson contributed to this report.

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