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2021 Rushing

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Top Miles Sanders News

  • Eagles' Miles Sanders: Practices on limited basis

    Sanders (ankle) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, while backfield mates Boston Scott (illness) and Jordan Howard (knee) were absent.

    Things have quickly turned in Sanders' favor since he sat out the fourth quarter of Sunday's 13-7 loss to the Giants with an ankle injury, though he's still likely to share snaps/carries if he ends up playing this week, given that Scott's reportedly dealing with a non-COVID-19 illness and rookie Kenneth Gainwell remains healthy. The Eagles face the Jets on Sunday, providing a favorable matchup for whichever running backs end up playing and getting touches.

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  • Eagles' Miles Sanders: Could be available Week 13

    Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni said Monday that Sanders is "heading in the right direction" after suffering an ankle/foot injury in Sunday's 13-7 loss to the Giants, Tim McManus of reports.

    Sanders departed in the second half with the injury, finishing the day with nine carries for 64 yards and one reception for no yards while playing 32 percent of the Eagles' offensive snaps. The Eagles haven't revealed whether Sanders' ankle injury is related to the one that required a three-game stint on injured reserve earlier this season, but in any case he appears to be dealing with a less significant concern this time around. Sirianni didn't definitively say that Sanders would be available for the Eagles' Week 13 game against the Jets, however, so the running back's progress will need to be monitored in practices Wednesday through Friday.

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  • Eagles' Miles Sanders: Hurts ankle in loss

    Sanders suffered an ankle injury in the second half of Sunday's loss to the Giants, Martin Frank of the Delaware News Journal reports.

    It's unclear whether this injury was related to the ankle issue that resulted in Sanders landing on injured reserve earlier this season. If Sanders nor Jordan Howard (knee) can play against the Jets in Week 13, Boston Scott and Kenneth Gainwell would lead the Philadelphia backfield for that favorable matchup. Clarification on Sanders' status should emerge once the Eagles resume practicing Wednesday.

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  • Eagles' Miles Sanders: Minimal usage

    Sanders ran for 64 yards on nine carries and brought in his only target for no gain against the Giants on Sunday.

    Boston Scott saw six more carries than Sanders but generated the same amount of yardage and lost a fumble in the one-score game. One could generously assume the Eagles have some basis for yanking the playing time of their running backs back and forth on a week-to-week basis, but from afar, there's no evident explanation. Scott was a healthy scratch for the Eagles in the first six weeks of the year, but coach Nick Sirianni decided to prioritize him a game after Scott produced 16 yards on six carries and Sanders generated 94 yards on 16 totes. Sanders and the Eagles offense have a great matchup against the Jets in Week 13, and whoever they decide to give the ball in that game will likely do well. Whether it's Sanders, Scott, Kenneth Gainwell, Jordan Howard (knee) or some combination of that group is impossible to prognosticate.

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  • Eagles' Miles Sanders: Thrives in return to action

    Sanders (ankle) rushed 16 times for 94 yards and failed to bring in his only target in the Eagles' 40-29 win over the Eagles on Sunday. He also lost a fumble.

    The turnover was a blemish, but Sanders otherwise provided his most encouraging performance of the season under circumstances replete with irony. After receiving plenty of criticism early in the season for Sanders' sparse usage on the ground, head coach Nick Sirianni opted to give the third-year back his heaviest workload of the campaign against a defense that came in ranked as the league's toughest on a yards-per-game basis against the run, and in Sanders' first game back from a three-game absence to boot. Moreover, Sanders then parlayed that opportunity into a season-high tally in rushing yards, certainly giving fantasy managers who stuck with him through his IR stint a welcome surprise. A Week 12 road matchup against the Giants shapes up as his first opportunity to build on what might be a season-changing performance for him.

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  • Eagles' Miles Sanders: Activated from IR

    Sanders (ankle) was activated from IR on Saturday, paving the way for him to play Sunday against the Saints.

    Sanders was Philadelphia's primary backfield option on early downs prior to getting hurt in Week 7 against the Raiders. Jordan Howard and Boston Scott have filled the gap effectively during Sanders' absence, with the latter likely to stick around as Philadelphia's primary goal-line option. Sanders hadn't scored a touchdown before getting hurt, but he remains the most explosive option in the Eagles' backfield, though he'll have an unappealing matchup in his return against a Saints defense that's allowing a league-low 72.9 rushing yards per game.

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  • Eagles' Miles Sanders: Could play Sunday

    Coach Nick Sirianni said Friday that the Eagles will need to see how the next two days go before making a decision on Sanders (ankle) potentially returning for Sunday's game against New Orleans, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

    Sanders returned to practice Wednesday, opening his 21-day window to be activated from IR after he sat out the minimum of three games. Zach Berman of The Athletic suggests Sanders is more likely to play than not this week, with the Eagles having until Saturday afternoon to place him back on the active roster for Sunday's game. It is possible they could activate him without playing him, or simply bring him back in a minor role, though Sirianni did say earlier this week that he still views Sanders as his starting running back. Granted, Sirianni also suggested other backs may be more involved compared to earlier in the season, after Jordan Howard and Boston Scott helped revive the Philadelphia running game in Sanders' absence. Sanders played around 70 percent of Philly's offensive snaps through the first six weeks of the season, yet averaged only 9.5 carries and 3.8 targets per game. It remains to be seen how things shake out now that the Eagles are more committed to running the ball but also have more options in their backfield. But first, Sanders will simply need to prove he's healthy enough to play.

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Player Bio

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