Jordan Howard returning to Eagles on practice squad


As the Philadelphia Eagles attempt to win the lowly NFC East, they're reuniting with one of the more successful running backs of the last half decade.

Jordan Howard signed a two-year/$9.75 million deal with the Miami Dolphins this past offseason, but after he averaged just 1.2 yards per carry in five games for the team, they waived him and ultimately released the 26-year-old once he cleared waivers. Now, NFL Media's Ian Rapoport is reporting that Howard will join the Eagles' practice squad as soon as he passes COVID-19 protocols.

Howard, of course, spent the 2019 season with the Eagles after three successful seasons on the Chicago Bears. Though a shoulder injury ultimately derailed the second half of his campaign, Howard did average 4.4 yards per carry in 10 games, providing a nice change of pace from Miles Sanders.

Next to nothing is guaranteed for Howard by joining the team's practice squad, but if the team determines he's healthy and still capable of being productive, it stands to reason that he could help the Eagles in the home stretch of the season.

At 3-5-1, the Eagles find themselves in first place thanks to playing in a historically-bad NFC East. They'll travel to Cleveland this week, to face a 6-3 Browns team.

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