Here is a Tuesday morning player signing for you. The Philadelphia Eagles have signed former Dallas Cowboys running back Felix Jones to a one year deal. To make room on the roster, the Eagles released WR Marvin McNutt.
Jones is an interesting signing for the Eagles because right now they have a crowded backfield with the likes of LeSean McCoy, Bryce Brown, Chris Polk, and undrafted rookie free agents Miguel Maysonet and Matthew Tucker. When Felix Jones is healthy he can bring a different dynamic to the game and that is speed.
Jones is currently 26 years old and worked out with the Eagles after being with the Cowboys for five seasons and never cracked 1,000 yards rushing. As I said, Felix Jones is good when healthy but throughout his career has battled knee and ankle injuries. His career high in rushing yards came in 2010 with 800 and that would be the closest he would get to 1,000 yards.
Last season with the Cowboys, he played in all 16 games for them even though he lost the starting job to DeMarco Murray. In those 16 games, he rushed for a total of 402 yards, caught 25 passes for 262 yards, and scored five touchdowns. This would only be the second time in his career that he would play in all 16 games.
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