Report: Eagles have offered RB Devonta Freeman a contract
28 May 2020 Uncategorized
The Philadelphia Eagles are a team that likes to have a plethora of running backs at their disposal. And, there’s no denying they’re interested in bringing a veteran in the mix.
According to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Eagles have offered a contract to former Atlanta Falcon, Devonta Freeman.
The #Eagles and #Buccaneers have made former #Falcons free-agent RB Devonta Freeman contract offers, according to @Jeff_McLane
Eagles also made a contract offer to now #Seahawks RB Carlos Hyde.
Philly and LeSean McCoy still have mutual interest in a reunion. pic.twitter.com/fHENwsGGnO
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) May 28, 2020
Last season Freeman ran for 656 yards and two touchdowns, also adding 56 receptions, 410 yards and four receiving touchdowns. He proved to be productive even though the narrative is that his best years are behind him.
Just because the Eagles want to bring in Freeman, it does not mean they’re not going to give second year man Miles Sanders most of the workload. One of the most important parts of any football team is depth and that’s exactly what Freeman provides and some.
When the Eagles went to and won the Super Bowl, they used a three headed monster at running back consisting of LeGarrette Blount, Jay Ajayi and Corey Clement. It made their run game and offense much more diverse.
With a player like Sanders now on the team, you know he’s a special talent. But, with more weapons at the Eagles disposal, they do become a much more dangerous team. When Sanders does need a break, a player with the playmaking ability of Freeman comes into the game. Now that’s a scary thought.
Bringing in Freeman would be a smart move by the Eagles. Like the report states, there’s also mutual interest in LeSean McCoy. He’ll likely come back if Freeman decides to sign elsewhere.
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