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NFC East Standings

Team Conf Overall
10-2-0 12-5-0
7-5-0 9-8-0
6-6-0 7-10-0
3-9-0 4-13-0

2021 Rushing

STATS ATT YDS AVG TD LNG
Regular Season 137 754 5.5 0 38
Post Season 7 16 2.3 0 14

Top Miles Sanders News

  • Eagles' Miles Sanders: Seven carries in return

    Sanders (hand) recorded seven carries for 16 yards in Sunday's 31-15 wild-card round loss to the Buccaneers. He added three receptions for 12 yards.

    Sanders accounted for seven of the team's nine rushing attempts by running backs in the game, though Jalen Hurts and game script lowered his overall volume. He was largely constrained by the Buccaneers' stout run defense, though he did tally one rush that went for a double-digit gain. Though Sanders managed his most efficient season on the ground in 2021, he will enter the final year of his rookie contract having failed to top 180 rushing attempts in any of his first three campaigns as a pro.

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  • Eagles' Miles Sanders: Cleared for Sunday return

    Sanders (hand) doesn't have an injury status for Sunday's wild-card game against the Buccaneers.

    Sanders was a limited practice participant Wednesday and Thursday and a full participant Friday, after he spent the final two weeks of the regular season recovering from a broken hand. While the surgically repaired hand could affect the running back's receiving ability or even ball security, head coach Nick Sirianni said Friday that Sanders will have "no limitations" come Sunday, per Geoff Mosher of InsideTheBirds.com. The fourth-year back has competition for carries in the form of quarterback Jalen Hurts and fellow running backs Jordan Howard and Boston Scott, not to mention a challenging matchup against Tampa Bay's top-ranked run defense. Still, Sanders is the favorite to lead Philadelphia's rushing attack, which also ranks first in the league in total yardage.

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  • Eagles' Miles Sanders: Expects to play

    Sanders (hand) said Friday that he "absolutely" will play in Sunday's wild-card game against Tampa Bay, Zach Berman of The Athletic reports.

    Sanders fractured his hand in Week 16 and missed the final two games of the regular season after undergoing surgery. He now appears ready for the playoffs after limited participation in practices Wednesday and Thursday, with Martin Frank of The Delaware News Journal noting that Sanders' media availability Friday is a strong hint that he'll be cleared for the postseason opener. That doesn't necessarily mean he'll be removed from the injury report -- nor does it mean his hand is back at 100 percent -- but Sanders is at least on track to play Sunday. He draws a tough matchup against Tampa Bay's stout run defense, and the Eagles aren't likely to go out of their way to throw him passes while his hand might not be fully healed.

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  • Eagles' Miles Sanders: Remains limited in practice

    Sanders (hand) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice.

    Since fracturing his hand in the Eagles' Week 16 win over the Giants, Sanders has missed two straight games and hasn't put in a full practice. He's at least taken a step forward in terms of activity as the Eagles prepare for Sunday's wild-card game in Tampa Bay, as Sanders has now turned in consecutive limited practices to begin the week. Another limited showing wouldn't necessarily close the door on him playing Sunday, but he'll likely need to upgrade to full activity to avoid taking a designation into the weekend. If the Eagles decide Sanders' hand hasn't healed enough for him to play against the Buccaneers, the team would likely turn to a combination of Boston Scott and Jordan Howard to carry the load on the ground, while rookie Kenneth Gainwell serves as a change-of-pace option.

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  • Eagles' Miles Sanders: Limited in return to practice

    Sanders (hand) was a limited participant at Wednesday's walk-through practice.

    After suffering a broken hand Week 17 against the Giants, Sanders was unable to practice Tuesday through Thursday last week before he was ruled out ahead of Saturday's eventual loss to the Cowboys. The Eagles were also down Boston Scott and Jordan Howard in the regular-season finale due to both residing on the reserve/COVID-19 list, leaving the backfield snaps in the hands of Kenneth Gainwell and Jason Huntley. Both Scott and Howard cleared league protocols Monday, and now Sanders is setting himself for a potential return for Sunday's wild-card game at Tampa Bay. How Sanders fares in practice Thursday and Friday will determine whether he heads into the weekend with a designation.

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  • Eagles' Miles Sanders: Hopeful to face Buccaneers

    Coach Nick Sirianni said Monday that he's "hopeful" Sanders (hand) will be available for Sunday's wild-card contest against the Buccaneers, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

    Sanders is recovering from a broken hand suffered Week 17 against the Giants, and he was inactive for the Eagles' regular-season finale against the Cowboys. Philadelphia also should have a solid chance at getting both Boston Scott (illness) and Jordan Howard (illness) back from the reserve/COVID-19 list, which would give the offense a full complement of backfield options.

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  • Eagles' Miles Sanders: Not playing in Week 18

    Sanders (hand) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Cowboys.

    Such an outcome was expected due to the broken hand that Sanders sustained Week 17 against the Giants. Coach Nick Sirianni has expressed hope that Sanders will be healthy enough to play in the wild-card round of the postseason, according to Mike Kaye of The Newark Star-Ledger. Having said that, with Sanders sidelined and Boston Scott (illness) and Jordan Howard (illness) still on the reserve/COVID-19 list, rookie fifth-round pick Kenneth Gainwell remains the only healthy running back on the Eagles' active roster.

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  • Eagles' Miles Sanders: Not at practice, as expected

    Sanders (hand) isn't practicing Wednesday, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

    Head coach Nick Sirianni already acknowledged that Sanders is unlikely to return for Saturday's regular-season finale against the Cowboys. Meanwhile, fellow Eagles backs Jordan Howard and Boston Scott were placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, potentially leaving Kenneth Gainwell in a key role Week 18, though Howard and Scott still have time to clear the NFL's COVID-19 return-to-play protocol. Sanders, on the other hand, likely is targeting the playoffs for his return from a broken hand.

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  • Eagles' Miles Sanders: Misses practice, likely out Week 18

    Sanders (hand) didn't participate in Tuesday's walk-through practice.

    Sanders' listing on the Eagles' first Week 18 practice report comes as little surprise after head coach Nick Sirianni said Monday that he expects the running back to sit out Saturday's regular-season finale versus the Cowboys. The Eagles are tentatively leaving the door open for Sanders to suit up this weekend, but he'll need to practice in some fashion Wednesday or Thursday to make that a reality. With Sanders likely headed for a second straight absence, the Eagles could be woefully short-handed in the backfield Saturday. Boston Scott (illness) and Jordan Howard (illness) were both placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, leaving Kenneth Gainwell as the only healthy back on the roster at the moment.

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  • Eagles' Miles Sanders: Headed for Week 18 absence

    Head coach Nick Sirianni said Sanders (hand) isn't expected to play Saturday against the Cowboys, though the Eagles are hopeful the running back will be ready to go for the wild-card round of the playoffs, Mike Kaye of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

    While they were without their top back Week 17, the Eagles were still able to punch their ticket to the postseason with a 20-16 win over Washington, plus some help from other teams. In place of Sanders, the Eagles turned to Boston Scott (14 carries for 47 yards and two touchdowns) as their lead option on the ground, though Jordan Howard (11 carries for 26 yards) saw a steady amount of involvement, too. With little at stake for the Eagles in Week 18, Sanders looks like he'll have another opportunity to let his fractured hand heal, but he should have a decent chance at being ready to go for the start of the postseason.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 211 lbs
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, PA
Age: 24
Class: Junior