Eagles post-draft depth at running back is encouraging

If Howard returns to form, the Eagles are looking at more than just a nice complementary player. They’re getting a powerful back who has proved he can thrive as a workhorse (with the Chicago Bears from 2016-18) and a backup with the Eagles in 2019, when he carried 119 times for 525 yards and six touchdowns, caught 10 of 14 targets for 69 more yards and showed along the way how well he can block. That gives them the ability to use him as a fullback, when necessary, and prove to be an invaluable trait for a team that hasn’t carried a fullback on the roster since Andy Reid was the coach and likely never will again.

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