Wendell Smallwood

#28 RB / Philadelphia Eagles / EXP: 4YRS Height: 5-10 Weight: 208 lb Age: 25 College: West Virginia Bye 10

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    Eagles' Wendell Smallwood: Lands on roster bubble

    Wendell Smallwood will need to battle for a roster spot this summer, Les Bowen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.The Philadelphia Eagles traded for Jordan Howard and drafted Miles Sanders in the second round, leaving the rest of their running backs to battle for one or two roster spots. Corey Clement (knee) will have a good chance to secure one of those spots if he's healthy for training camp, so the current picture doesn't look especially favorable for Smallwood, Josh Adams (shoulder), Boston Scott or Donnel Pumphrey. While he isn't particularly fast or powerful, the 25-year-old Smallwood has at least displayed a degree of versatility, averaging 4.2 yards on 87 carries and 8.2 yards on 28 receptions while playing all 16 games last season. If nothing else, he should be ahead of Scott and Pumphrey.

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    Eagles' Wendell Smallwood: Gets competition from Howard

    Wendell Smallwood is facing more competition after the Philadelphia Eagles acquired fellow running back Jordan Howard in a trade with the Bears, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.Howard becomes the instant favorite to serve as Philadelphia's lead runner, albeit in a backfield that has consistently taken a committee approach since coach Doug Pederson was hired in 2016. There's still room for Smallwood to earn a significant role -- especially on passing downs -- but it also isn't difficult to envision a scenario in which he fails to make the 53-man roster. Howard was selected three picks before Smallwood in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, leaving both players in the final season of their respective rookie contracts. The Philadelphia backfield may get even more crowded before training camp, as Darren Sproles may decide to play another season and the draft is still to come.

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    Eagles' Wendell Smallwood: Lead back in divisional-round loss

    Wendell Smallwood rushed 10 times for 33 yards and brought in his only target for six yards in the Philadelphia Eagles' 20-14 divisional-round playoff loss to the Saints on Sunday.Change-of-pace option Darren Sproles was the only other back besides Smallwood to log a carry for the Eagles, as the third-year pro was the preferred early-down option over Josh Adams for the second straight postseason tilt. Smallwood was serviceable with his opportunities, but the running game became more of an afterthought as the game wore on. The 24-year-old finished his third season with 87 carries for 364 yards and three touchdowns, along with an additional 230 receiving yards and a pair of scores on 28 receptions. Given his dual-threat skill set and modest cap hit in what will be the fourth year of his rookie contract, Smallwood figures to be given an opportunity to compete for at least a part-time role in the backfield once again in 2019.

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    Eagles' Wendell Smallwood: Eight carries in wild-card win

    Wendell Smallwood rushed eight times for 20 yards and caught two of three targets for 20 more in Sunday's 16-15 wild-card-round win over Chicago.Darren Sproles (13 carries for 21 yards) and Smallwood split most of the work on the ground, with Josh Adams rushing just once for two yards. Smallwood came tantalizingly close to giving his team a three-point lead after Philadelphia's go-ahead touchdown in the final minute, but his attempt at diving over the goal line for a two-point conversion came up just short. That play almost led to the Philadelphia Eagles' downfall after the Bears got into field-goal range, but Cody Parkey missed from 43 yards out to send Philadelphia to New Orleans for the divisional round. Smallwood and Sproles should continue to work in a timeshare against the Saints.

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    Eagles' Wendell Smallwood: Ready to go Sunday

    Wendell Smallwood (hand) doesn't have a designation for Sunday's wild-card contest at Chicago.Smallwood made a sudden appearance on Thursday's practice report as limited due to a hand injury, but his elevation to full participation Friday has wiped away any question about his ability to suit up in the Philadelphia Eagles' postseason opener. If his workload from the final three games of the regular season translates to the playoffs, he should be in line for upwards of 10 touches working behind Darren Sproles and Josh Adams.

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    Eagles' Wendell Smallwood: Limited participant Thursday

    Wendell Smallwood was limited during Thursday's practice due to a hand injury, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reportsSmallwood's late addition to the injury report is some cause for concern in regard to his status, but the fact that he still got in part of the practice suggests the issue isn't too serious. The team's final injury report Friday should shed some more light on his availability for the wild-card game.

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    Eagles' Wendell Smallwood: Splits work with Adams, Sproles

    Wendell Smallwood had 12 carries for 53 yards and four catches for 24 more in Sunday's 24-0 win over Washington, playing 26 snaps on offense (37 percent), Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.The Philadelphia backfield was a true three-way timeshare Week 17, with Josh Adams accounting for 14 touches on just 18 snaps (25 percent) while Darren Sproles saw nine touches across 27 snaps (38 percent). There was a bit of inflation for Smallwood in garbage time, but he also got the start and the first carry, with half his touches occurring before halftime. The split workload will make it difficult for any one running back to be productive during the playoffs, especially against a stifling Chicago defense this coming Sunday.

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    Eagles' Wendell Smallwood: Compiles 27 scrimmage yards

    Wendell Smallwood notched three yards on one rush and gathered in all four of his targets for 24 yards during Sunday's 32-30 win versus the Texans.Smallwood has found a place in the offense under the direction of Nick Foles the last two games. However, Smallwood didn't come close to matching his two-touchdown performance from Week 15, despite earning just four fewer offensive snaps. Whether or not it includes the playoffs, the Philadelphia Eagles' scheme seems to favor both Darren Sproles and Josh Adams before Smallwood, making the latter difficult to trust for production.

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    Eagles' Wendell Smallwood: Scores twice in victory

    Wendell Smallwood ran the ball 10 times for 48 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 30-23 win over the Rams.Recent starter Josh Adams struggled (15 carries for 28 yards and a touchdown) and had to leave the game twice due to injury, opening up the door for Smallwood to step in and deliver a strong fantasy performance. While the 24-year-old did see extra run due to Adams' back injury, the output wasn't purely related to the injury, as the latter didn't miss significant chunks of action. The ground game has been one of the multiple reasons the Philadelphia Eagles have struggled this year, so working with a timeshare -- yet again -- for Week 16's matchup with the Texans wouldn't surprise us.

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    Eagles' Wendell Smallwood: Plays four snaps in loss

    Wendell Smallwood rushed once for three yards in Sunday's 29-23 loss to the Cowboys.Smallwood relieved Corey Clement after the latter was forced to depart with a knee injury. Each back played just four snaps, so even if Clement misses Week 15's road matchup with the Rams, Smallwood's not looking at a huge increase in playing time. His greatest value is likely as a deep-league insurance policy to Josh Adams or the 35-year-old Darren Sproles.