Eagles Add Another Running Back A Week After NFL Draft
Falling in line with new Eagles Head Coach Nick Sirianni's mantra for "Competition at all positions", Philadelphia has added another Running Back to the roster a month ahead of the start of Mandatory Mini-Camp:
Kerryon Johnson was the Detroit Lions leader in Rushing Yards his first two seasons but last season took a backseat Veteran Adrian Peterson and First Year Running Back D'Andre Swift. Johnson has battled injuries his first three seasons in the NFL; He only played in 18 of a potential 32 games over the first two seasons in the league while in 2020 Johnson only started two games.
Johnson stands at 5'11" and listed weight is 211 lbs. was a star Running Back at the University of Auburn where he was the leading Running Back. Johnson was productive for the Detroit Lions when he was on the field. In his first 18 NFL games, Johnson compiled 1,044 Rushing Yards with Six Rushing Touchdowns and 42 Catches on 54 Targets for 340 Receiving Yards plus Two Touchdown Catches.
The addition of Johnson for the Eagles comes one week after the team drafted Memphis Running Back Kenneth Gainwell in the 2021 NFL Draft and a month after Philadelphia resigned Jordan Howard to a one year contract. The Eagles are currently projected to be going into 2021 Training Camp with eight Running Backs:
Philadelphia Eagles Mandatory Minicamp is June 8-10 while Voluntary Offseason Training Activity Workouts are May 25-27, June 2-4, and June 14-17.