According to the NFL transaction wire, the
With Darren Sproles on the roster, it didn't make much sense for Polk to stay with the Eagles.
In 2014, Polk ran for 172 yards and four touchdowns.
With the additions DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews, the
Polk worked behind LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles last season, rushing for 172 yards and four touchdowns in 2014, with three of his four scores coming in the final three weeks of the season. Sproles is still on the roster, leaving Polk in a crowded backfield behind three running backs.
Free agent running back Ryan Mathews signed a three-year deal with the Eagles, the team announced. The team did not disclose the money, but reports indicate Mathews will receive $11.5 million.
Mathews joined Philly despite the team also landing DeMarco Murray, the reigning NFL rushing leader. Earlier reports suggested Mathews might back out of his agreement once it became clear the Eagles also were signing Murray.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport called Murray and Mathews an "incredible duo," but the crowded backfield also includes
An ankle injury limited Mathews to six games with San Diego last season, but in 2013 he rushed for 1,255 yards.
Polk ran seven times for 38 yards and finished the season with 172 rushing yards. Three of his four scores came in the final three weeks.
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