Eagles Sign Byron Marshall Off Practice Squad
The Philadelphia Eagles are a banged-up football team.
Head coach Doug Pederson said Monday three Eagles would be heading to the injured reserve following Sunday’s loss to the Washington Redskins, including running back Wendell Smallwood.
As a result, the Eagles are bringing in running back Byron Marshall off of their practice squad.
Marshall, 22, was a undrafted rookie free agent and has spent the entire season on the Eagles practice squad. He did have 34 carries for 86 yards and eight catches for 60 yards in four preseason games with the Eagles earlier this year.
"I can just tell you, watching scout team this whole year, probably if you took the 10 most eye-popping ‘wow’ plays on the field this year, Byron might have three or four of them," Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich said on Tuesday. " Where he's running scout team and he runs a route or he makes a cut against our defense that just goes, ‘Whoa!’ We'll look at each other and say, ‘That was legit.’ So, he's got some explosiveness and elusiveness to him."
He enjoyed a stellar career at the University of Oregon, finishing his career with a 307 carries for 1,877 and 19 touchdowns rushing and 97 catches for 1,293 and eight touchdowns receiving.
With Smallwood on injured reserve and Darren Sproles in the concussion protocol, Marshall could get a look this week against the Ravens.