Titans could remove Jordan Howard from Eagles practice squad
The Eagles sat Jordan Howard for 7 weeks and after a remarkable performance that showed he can still be an athletic and physical backer, after rushing for two touchdowns and leading Philadelphia to a dominant victory over Detroit.
Now the Eagles have a self-taught problem because Howard is now available to any NFL team that makes an offer and gets approval for a signing.
Miles Sanders is still out for two more weeks and Philadelphia has just one running back on the practice squad.
The Eagles are close to having chances to protect Howard from week to week, which means Howie Roseman needs to release a player and sign the veteran running back for the remainder of the season.
We’ve highlighted five teams that may be looking to acquire Howard without paying Philadelphia compensation.
Currently first in the AFC South, the Titans need the help of a running back with the news that Derrick Henry could miss a lot of time with a foot injury.
Henry led the NFL in runs, rushing yards and rushing touchdowns in 2019 and 2020 and was set to do so again in 2021.
Jeremy McNichols is the only healthy running back on the Titans’ 53-player roster following Henry’s injury. Adrian Peterson is expected to train for the Titans on Monday.
Baltimore lost Gus Edwards and JK Dobbins ahead of the season and used a patchwork of former stars.
Latavius Murray, Devonta Freeman and Le’Veon Bell have been solid substitutes and with Baltimore being the most race-centric team in the NFL, Howard could put the Ravens on top.
The Chiefs ride with Darrel Williams and Jerick McKinnon until Clyde Edwards-Helaire returns.
The Rams are all-in on a Super Bowl run after trading for Von Miller, and with little draft capital, LA could look to Howard to team up with rookie running back Darrell Henderson.
Philadelphia’s 210 ground run attempts are number 11 in the NFL, and Nick Sirianni only focused on the running game for 60 minutes. The Eagles could be dangerous down the stretch and a physical racing game would be the perfect recipe.
If Nick Sirianni doesn’t really covet Miles Sanders, Howie Roseman is expected to sign Howard, ride with Boston Scott and Kenneth Gainwell as well, while moving his injured star for picks.