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January 6, 2021 12:20 AM
Eagles' Elijah Holyfield: Inks deal with Eagles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 23, 2020 11:08 PM
Elijah Holyfield: Back down to practice squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 21, 2020 03:16 PM
Eagles' Elijah Holyfield: Elevated to active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 3, 2020 05:24 PM
Elijah Holyfield: Waived by Eagles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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."

August 19, 2020 11:00 PM
Eagles' Elijah Holyfield: Runs with first team Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 23, 2020 08:12 AM
Eagles' Elijah Holyfield: No postseason usage
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 1, 2020 01:48 AM
Eagles' Elijah Holyfield: Signs with Eagles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 3, 2019 12:12 AM
Elijah Holyfield: Signs to Panthers' practice squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 2, 2019 12:56 PM
Elijah Holyfield: Cut by Carolina
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Panthers cut Holyfield on Sunday, Max Henson of the Panthers' official site reports.

The undrafted rookie out of Georgia survived cut-down Saturday, only to land on the wrong side of the bubble Sunday after the Panthers added three players via waivers. Holyfield should have a spot on the Carolina practice squad if he doesn't sign with another team, coming off a preseason with a 20-79-1 rushing line and 6-28-1 receiving line on eight targets. The Panthers are sticking with Jordan Scarlett and Reggie Bonnafon behind snap hog Christian McCaffrey.

August 9, 2019 12:08 AM
Panthers' Elijah Holyfield: Scores twice in preseason debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Holyfield rushed nine times for 26 yards and a touchdown, and caught two of four targets for 13 yards and another score in Thursday night's 23-13 preseason win over the Bears. He also lost a fumble.

Holyfield watched Cameron Artis-Payne start at tailback, but still got into the game on Carolina's third offensive series. On his third rush, however, Holyfield turned the ball over, making for a rough first impression. Fortunately, he rallied to catch a seven-yard touchdown to begin the second half, then ended the game with an 11-yard scoring rush. Overall, that made for a mostly positive performance as he hopes to move up the depth chart behind Christian McCaffrey.

April 30, 2019 02:12 PM
Panthers' Elijah Holyfield: Officially signs with Carolina
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Holyfield officially signed a contract with the Panthers as an undrafted free agent, David Newton of reports.

Holyfield was bypassed in the 2019 NFL Draft after disappointing NFL Scouting Combine and pro day performances. He now lands in Carolina as a depth piece. The Georgia product projects to compete primarily with Cameron Artis-Payne and rookie fifth-round pick Jordan Scarlett for complementary duties behind No. 1 running back Christian McCaffrey. Holyfield's versatility could prove an advantage over Scarlett, who profiles as an inside power runner, but with only seven career receptions in college Holyfield lacks the profile to earn reps on passing downs.

April 28, 2019 11:24 AM
Elijah Holyfield: Intends to sign with Panthers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Holyfield is expected to sign with the Panthers as an undrafted free agent, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Holyfield declared for the draft as an underclassman out of Georgia but saw his stock take a significant hit after lackluster NFL Scouting Combine and pro day performances. He'll have a chance to earn a roster spot with Carolina as a depth running back and special teams player in 2019.

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