Howard reverted to Philadelphia's practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log. Howard fielded seven offensive snaps during Sunday's loss to the Cowboys, generating eight yards over his three carries. Miles Sanders picked up the bulk of the RB work on the ground, collecting 57 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries. Boston Scott, meanwhile, chipped in with two carries for 17 yards. Howard's role remains limited, with the veteran having handled only seven rush attempts over his past two appearances Weeks 13 and 16.
Howard was elevated from the Eagles' practice squad Saturday. Philadelphia has a full stable of backs at its disposal with Miles Sanders, Boston Scott and Corey Clement all being available for Week 16. The veteran Howard will nevertheless provide RB depth Sunday afternoon in a matchup against the Cowboys' bottom-ranked rush defense. Howard's 2020 Eagles debut Week 13 against Green Bay yielded 19 rushing yards over four carries.
Howard reverted to the Eagles' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log. After falling out of favor in the Dolphins' backfield and being unceremoniously waived Nov. 16, Howard signed back on with the Eagles. He made 10 appearances for the team in 2019, and in his first game back Week 13 against the Packers he registered 19 rushing yards over four carries. Philadelphia has a deep RB room with trusted options Boston Scott and Corey Clement in place behind starter Miles Sanders, but that doesn't necessarily preclude Howard from a minor role of his own Week 14 against New Orleans' No. 2 rush defense.
Howard was elevated from the practice squad Saturday ahead of Sunday's game against the Packers. Howard will make his return to an NFL active roster after being waived by the Dolphins in November. The veteran back struggled mightily in his abbreviated stint with the team, registering a ghastly 1.2 yards-per-carry across 28 attempts, but he did score four touchdowns. It's possible the Eagles could ask him to reprise a similar role, though Miles Sanders and Boston Scott should still see a large majority of the snaps in this widening backfield-by-committee.
The Eagles signed Howard to its practice squad Monday, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. The Dolphins waived Howard last week after having signed him to a two-year, $9.75 million contract in the offseason. The 26-year-old only managed 33 yards (1.2 YPC) across five games in Miami, though he did notch five scores while operating primarily in a short-yardage role. He'll now get a chance to return to Philadelphia, albeit in a deep reserve capacity. Howard was much more effective with the Eagles in 2019, when he rushed for 525 yards (4.4 YPC) and six scores in 10 appearances.
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