Caplan: ‘Eagles Want to Sign a Veteran Running Back’
This is the time of the year that teams add some of the final pieces to their roster puzzle.
Back in 2017, the Eagles signed free agent running back LeGarrette Blount on May 17, and now in 2020 they could be looking to add a veteran running back late in the free agent game.
According to NFL insider Adam Caplan from Insidethebirds.com in the most recent podcats, Caplan said the team "wants to sign a veteran running back."
"I’m told Carlos Hyde is a guy they’re targeting," Caplan said specifically.
Caplan also mentioned two other veterans, Devonta Freeman and LeSean McCoy as long-shots to be targeted.
Hyde will be 30 in September, and just tallied a career-high 245 carries for 1070 yards and six touchdowns for the Texans in 2019.
The Eagles adding a veteran would be a good addition to complement Miles Sanders, who ended up having a great rookie year, especially late in the season. Sanders ended the 2019 season with 1,327 yards from scrimmage and six touchdowns despite splitting time early in the season with Jordan Howard.
Sanders would get most of the touches, Boston Scott would work in third-down, out-of-the-backfield and be a change of pace guy, Hyde could provide a quick rest, and some tough yards at 6-foot, and almost 230-pounds.