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Top Elijah Holyfield News

  • Elijah Holyfield: Joins Cincinnati's practice squad

    The Bengals signed Holyfield to their practice squad Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Samaje Perine tested positive for COVID-19, and Joe Mixon was limited Sunday with an ankle injury, so the Bengals elected to sign Holyfield to add some emergency depth to their running back room. The 23-year-old spent last season on the Eagles' practice squad, but he was released by Philly ahead of the initial 53-man roster deadline.

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  • Elijah Holyfield: Checks in with Baltimore

    Holyfield had a workout with the Ravens on Monday, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.

    Baltimore has already dealt with season-ending injuries in the backfield to J.K. Dobbins (knee) and Justice Hill (Achilles), and Holyfield was among the backs brought in for workouts to potentially serve as the team's No. 3 tailback. Even if he doesn't reach a deal, Holyfield could still join the Ravens' practice squad and potentially be promoted later on.

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  • Elijah Holyfield: Waived by Philly

    The Eagles waived Holyfield on Sunday, Geoff Mosher of 97.5 The Fanatic Philadelphia reports.

    Holyfield spent the majority of the 2020 campaign on the Eagles' practice squad. He was elevated for just one game and saw five special-team snaps. The 22-year-old running back will likely find a similar role this season.

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  • Eagles' Elijah Holyfield: Inks deal with Eagles

    The Eagles signed Holyfield to a reserves/future contract Monday.

    Holyfield has secured a spot on the Eagles' reserves/futures list and will look to reprise his special-teams role in 2021, while also serving as backfield depth.

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  • Elijah Holyfield: Back down to practice squad

    Holyfield reverted back to the Eagles' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction report.

    Holyfield only played five snaps on special teams in Sunday's loss to the Browns and will now return to the practice squad. Should the Eagles need some extra running back depth in Monday's matchup against the Seahawks, look for Holyfield to get the call.

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  • Eagles' Elijah Holyfield: Elevated to active roster

    The Eagles have elevated Holyield to their active roster ahead of Sunday's matchup with the Browns.

    Holyfield failed to make it through the Eagles' final roster cuts prior to Week 1 and subsequently landed on their practice squad. He is still fourth on the depth chart at running back, so he is not expected to make an impact there. However, he could potentially get some work on special teams.

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  • Elijah Holyfield: Waived by Eagles

    Holyfield was waived by the Eagles on Thursday, Mike Kaye of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

    As were fellow running backs Mike Warren and Adrian Killins. Per Kaye, Holyfield is a candidate to land on the Eagles' practice squad and "could receive a boost to the main roster when the Eagles suffer inevitable injuries in the backfield."

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  • Eagles' Elijah Holyfield: Runs with first team Wednesday

    Holyfield saw first team reps in practice on Wednesday Daniel Gallen of the Harrisburg Patriot-News reports.

    Holyfield is currently fourth on the depth chart at running back but got the chance to practice with the starters while Miles Sanders and Boston Scott each tended to lower-body injuries. Corey Clement therefore started the day as the lead back, but the undrafted rookie out of Georgia rotated in later. Neither Sanders' nor Scott's injuries are expected to be long-term, so Holyfield needs to take advantage of this limited opportunity while he can.

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  • Eagles' Elijah Holyfield: No postseason usage

    Holyfield didn't see the field in the Eagles' Jan. 5 wild-card loss to the Seahawks.

    Holyfield was signed after the regular season, as the Eagles entered the playoffs with an injury-riddled backfield. However, Miles Sanders (knee) and Jordan Howard (shoulder) played through their respective injuries while Boston Scott was available, so the 21-year-old Holyfield remained on the sidelines. The Eagles may retain Holyfield for another look this offseason, but he'll be vying for a special-teams role in 2020 wherever he lands.

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  • Eagles' Elijah Holyfield: Signs with Eagles

    Holyfield signed with the Eagles on Tuesday.

    Eagles running back Miles Sanders is tending to an ankle sprain, so the team decided to add a fourth active running back to the roster in order to improve the depth at the position. Sanders is expected to play Sunday against the Seahawks, but Holyfield will be on hand if needed.

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  • Elijah Holyfield: Signs to Panthers' practice squad

    Holyfield signed to the Panthers' practice squad Monday, Max Henson of the team's official site reports.

    It's been a rollercoaster the past few days for the undrafted rookie, as he originally made the Panthers' 53-man roster before ultimately being waived in order to make room for another waiver claim. During the preseason, the former Georgia Bulldog rushed for 79 yards and one touchdown on 19 carries, while adding six receptions for 28 yards and a touchdown.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 215 lbs
Birthplace: College Park, GA
Age: 24
Class: Freshman