Eagles acquire Pro Bowl running back to bolster backfield

Eagles acquire Pro Bowl running back to bolster backfield

Ajayi joins a backfield in Philadelphia that also includes offseason acquisition LeGarrette Blount.

Meanwhile, Landry, a second-round pick by the Dolphins, is coming off back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons after going for 758 yards as a rookie.

The response to the Eagles' trade was quick and showed that experts believe that Ajayi will be a huge addition in Philadelphia.

Last season, Ajayi averaged 4.9 yards per carry and scored eight touchdowns.

He is signed through 2018 on a four-year, $2.5 million contract. This is no ordinary season for the Eagles, and the trade for Jay Ajayi proved it.




My contention is this, the Dolphins obviously have had issues with Ajayi dating back to 2016 so there is a history and if it impedes the progress that Gase is trying to build, then Ajayi or anyone else should be in Miami.

The NFL trade deadline is Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET. Wentz himself is a running threat, and there are also talented and underrated backs in Wendell Smallwood and Corey Clement. "It is a great deal for the Eagles now and for the future". He ranked fourth in the National Football League in rushing and was seventh in yards per carry (4.9 yards) to go along with eight touchdowns.

- Kenyan Drake and Damien Williams have combined for just 22 carries this season, but they'll be asked to shoulder the load in Ajayi's absence.

- Carson Wentz should continue to ball, although the Ajayi trade doesn't exactly boost his stock, as the Eagles could rely a bit more heavily on the run with Ajayi in the mix.

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