In November, the Miami Dolphins made the decision to move on from veteran running back Jordan Howard.
During the offseason, the Dolphins signed Howard to a two-year contract. It looked like he’d become the team’s starting running back, alongside former San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida.
However, as Howard struggled, the Dolphins eventually turned to Myles Gaskin. That left Howard on the bench, just eating up salary cap space. The Dolphins decided to cut ties with Howard, making him a free agent.
The Philadelphia Eagles wasted no time in signing the former Eagle running back for some added depth. After going through COVID-19 protocols and sitting on the bench for a game, Howard was activated off of the practice squad.
Eagles elevated RB Jordan Howard off practice squad and on to the active roster for Sunday’s game against the Packers.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 5, 2020
Howard joins a crowded backfield that has Miles Sanders, Boston Scott and Corry Clement all fighting for carries in recent weeks.
Sanders is the star of the show, but the former Penn State product has seen his playing time decrease in favor of Boston Scott. With Howard added to the mix, it’s unclear how the running back workload will be doled out.
Howard spent the 2019 season in Philly after being acquired via trade from the Chicago Bears. The 2016 Pro Bowl selection rushed for 525 yards and six touchdowns in 10 games with the Eagles.
Philadelphia faces off against the Green Bay Packers this weekend.