Reports: Former Eagles Running Backs Smallwood, Adams Claimed off Waivers
Two former Philadelphia Eagles running back are reportedly headed elsewhere in the NFL.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Field Yates, former Eagles running backs Wendell Smallwood and Josh Adams have been claimed off of waivers by the Washington Redskins and New York Jets.
Smallwood and Adams were a part of the group of players released on Saturday as the team trimmed down the roster to 53.
Last season, Smallwood caught a career-high 28 passes and rushed 47 times for 288 yards and two touchdowns. In his three seasons with the Eagles, Smallwood ran 211 times for 850 yards and five scores in 37 games with the from 2016-2018.
Adams was the teams leading rusher last season, and cutting him displayed the depth the team had at the running back position this year.
During his rookie season with the Eagles, Adams recorded 511 yards and three touchdowns, he was claimed off of waivers by Joe Douglas and the Jets.
"You're talking about our leading rusher [in 2018] [Josh Adams] and a guy who played for us in the Super Bowl [Wendell Smallwood]," Howie Roseman explained on cut-down day." "Those are hard conversations to have, and I think it's just a testament to what we have in that room right now. We're really excited about that."