Eagles so as to add Rashaad Penny as Miles Sanders says goodbye

PHILADELPHIA — The Eagles have agreed to phrases on a one-year cope with working again Rashaad Penny, a league supply informed ESPN, confirming a number of stories.

Miles Sanders has been the lead again in Philadelphia for the previous 4 seasons, posting 3,708 speeding yards and 20 touchdowns over that stretch. Sanders is a free agent and is taken into account one of many high out there gamers at his place this offseason.

Sanders signaled his time with the Eagles might be coming to an finish, tweeting Tuesday afternoon: “To the city of Philadelphia: thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

Productive rotational again Boston Scott, in the meantime, agreed to a one-year deal to return to the Eagles, a supply confirmed to ESPN on Tuesday.

The Penny signing doesn’t imply the Eagles are essentially executed addressing the working again place, a supply stated.

Penny’s profession has been marred by accidents, together with a damaged leg final October that required surgical procedure and compelled him to overlook the rest of the 2022 season for the Seattle Seahawks.

Including playoffs, Penny, who turned 27 in February, has missed 43 of a potential 87 profession video games over his 5 NFL seasons due to accidents.

When wholesome, Penny has proven his first-round expertise — together with one of the prolific speeding stretches in franchise historical past to complete the 2021 season.

With starter Chris Carson on injured reserve, Penny led the NFL with 671 speeding yards over the ultimate 5 video games — 208 yards greater than anybody else. Per ESPN Stats & Information analysis, he joined Shaun Alexander as the one gamers in Seahawks historical past with 130 speeding yards in three straight video games. Penny topped that mark in 4 of the ultimate 5 video games, together with a career-best 190 yards within the season finale. He scored six speeding touchdowns in that span, yet another than he scored over his first 32 regular-season video games.

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Penny examined free company and returned to Seattle in 2022 on a one-year deal price $5.75 million. He started the season because the starter over rookie second-round decide Kenneth Walker III, speeding for 346 yards and two touchdowns on 57 carries over the primary 5 video games earlier than he went down in Week 5, breaking the fibula and injuring the tibia on his left leg.

His lengthy checklist of accidents additionally features a torn ACL in December 2019 — simply as he was beginning to get away — that sidelined him for a lot of the 2020 season. He missed 5 video games after hurting his calf within the 2021 opener and one other recreation final November with a pulled hamstring.

The Seahawks drafted Penny twenty seventh general in 2018 out of San Diego State regardless of a desire amongst a number of members of the group to pick out Nick Chubb. He spent most of his first 4 seasons backing up Carson.

Overall, he has 1,918 yards on 337 makes an attempt — a mean of 5.7 yards per carry — in 42 video games over 5 seasons. He has scored 14 complete touchdowns.

ESPN’s Brady Henderson contributed to this report.