What Are the Philadelphia Eagles Getting in RB Felix Jones?

May 14, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Signing former first-round running back Felix Jones will give the Philadelphia Eagles a fragile yet intriguing depth talent with rare versatility capable of sticking under new head coach Chip Kelly.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the signing early Tuesday morning. Jones agreed to a one-year deal, but monetary specifics were not immediately released. 
Philadelphia will now hope it can help salvage the career of the oft-injured running back.
Drafted in the first round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys—ahead of the likes of Chris Johnson, Matt Forte and Ray Rice—Jones has struggled to develop into the kind of franchise running back that others in his class obviously have. 
Over five years, 64 games and 23 starts in Dallas, Jones rushed for 2,728 yards and 11 touchdowns. He played in all 16 games in just two of the five seasons, as injuries have slowed the 215-pound back at nearly every turn. 
Jones played out his full rooki...

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