Eagles news: RB Jordan Howard was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice
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Eagles RB Jordan Howard was a limited participant in Wednesday’s practice

Philadelphia Eagles running back Jordan Howard was limited in practice on Wednesday due to a shoulder injury, per Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia.

Howard sustained the injury during the Eagles’ Week 9 win over the Chicago Bears. Philadelphia had a bye in Week 10; therefore Howard has had plenty of time to get healthy. However, it appears he is still somewhat compromised.

Given that the Eagles will be facing the stingy New England Patriots on Sunday, this is certainly a situation worth monitoring.

Howard has been an integral part of Philly’s offense in 2019, as he has rushed for 525 yards and six touchdowns while averaging 4.4 yards per carry. Most recently, he carried the ball 19 times for 82 yards and a score against his former Bears club.

The 25-year-old, who played his collegiate football at the University of Indiana, was originally selected by Chicago in the fifth round (150th pick overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft.

Howard enjoyed a spectacular rookie campaign in 2016, racking up 1,313 yards and six scores while registering 5.2 yards per attempt. In addition, he caught 29 passes for 298 yards and a touchdown en route to a Pro Bowl appearance.

The following year, Howard continued to put good numbers, totaling 1,122 yards while reaching the end zone nine times, but he logged just 4.1 yards per tote. In 2018, Howard’s efficiency dropped to only 3.7 yards per carry. His dropoff in production led to the Bears trading him to the Eagles back in March.

Philadelphia is 5-4 and is currently locked in a tie with the Dallas Cowboys for first place in the NFC East.