J.J. Arrington: Philadelphia Eagles’ Secret Weapon?

August 27, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

J.J. Arrington, a utility RB, was acquired in a trade with the Denver Broncos earlier in the offseason. The trade was for young LB Joe Mays. The Eagles made this trade perhaps in relief of Brian Westbrook, but it now seems that they have outdone themselves, having a total of five RBs on the active roster now.
The only two players who have a solid job right now in that position are LeSean McCoy (starter) and Mike Bell (second-string). Rumor has it that Martell Mallet, a first-year NFL player, is Arrington's biggest threat to being dropped off the roster. Third-year Eldra Buckley is the only player out of the remaining three who has taken snaps as an Eagle. The three-way battle between Mallet, Arrington, and Buckley is turning into quite the interesting topic, and we will soon find out who will make the cut.
I know that Mallet is a better rusher, Buckley has shown more potential and has seen more playing time, but I can see Arrington being more valuable than both those pla...

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