The Eagles signed one former San Francisco 49ers running backs Trey Sermon to help fill a hole at the position.

Philadelphia announced Thursday afternoon it has claimed Sermon off waivers. Sermon was a 2021 third-round pick out Ohio State, who had 167 yards and one touchdown in nine games this season.

Sermon is the second running back the Eagles have added in recent days, the team added former Jets running back La'Mical Perine to their practice squad on Wednesday.

The 6-foot, 216-pound Sermon, gives the Eagles a bigger back, who can run inside the tackels and in short yardage situations.

What his role will be should be interesting to with Boston Scott and Kenny Gainwell already on thr 53-man roster and starter Miles Sanders nursing a hamstring issue.

"He's getting better every day," Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni said about Sanders. You know I never put a timetable on a guy, but we're hopeful and we'll see what happens."

If Sanders can't go, expect Scott to get a bulk of the carries, but adding Sermon definitely gives the running game another dimension.

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