Eagles news: Miles Sanders is battling a hamstring injury
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Eagles’ Miles Sanders is battling a hamstring injury

Miles Sanders

Philadelphia Eagles rookie running back Miles Sanders continues a tough first NFL offseason as he continues to battle a hamstring injury.

From Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer:

Miles Sanders won’t practice this week. So he misses the spring workouts.

The former Penn State Nittany Lion was drafted by the Eagles in the second round of the 2019 NFL draft, with the expectation that he would eventually assume the role of starting running back.

Sanders has not practiced with the Eagles since the start of OTA’s.

In recent years, Philadelphia has gone with a running game by committee style.

The team traded for former Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard, as well as having Wendell Smallwood and Corey Clement still on the active roster.

After sitting behind now New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley at Penn State, Sanders had an excellent junior season. Going for 1274 rushing yards and nine touchdowns.

“To have the type of backfield we have now, we’re going to share the ball and these guys understand that,” Eagles running backs coach Duce Staley told NJ Advance Media. “It’s something we’ve been doing for a while.”

Until Sanders can come back healthy, Philadelphia will continue to go with a large pool of talented backs for their offense.