Well, Philly fans, it was only a matter of time before another major injury took another Philadelphia Eagles' off of the field. If this team has not already seen endured enough problems this season, another player his heading to IR.
On Friday, October 29th NFL insider Ian Rapoport, reported that the Eagles will be placing running back Miles Sanders on Injured Reserve. Sanders, who was injured in Week 7 against the Oakland Raiders, is expected to miss 3-4 weeks due to his ankle. Obviously this is not great news for the Birds at all.
This team needs all the help they can get and losing one of their best players is tough. Sanders will be joining Brandon Brooks, Brandon Graham, and Isaac Seumalo on the list of injured players. So now this news broke what are the Eagles to do at that position? The thought would be to have rookie Kenny Gainwell take the reigns until Sanders returns, but a in between the tackles runner, is not Gainwell's game.
The second choice, and possibly the most likely, is having Boston Scott become RB1. Scott has had to fill in this role a couple of times before and at this point in time, may be the Eagles best choice. Scott is a tough, shifty runner, and has a solid ability to catch the ball. The only major issue is that it appears as the game goes on Scott loses steam.
It would be a safe bet to say that the Eagles are going to call up veteran running back, Jordan Howard, from the practice squad. The good news for Philly fans is that even though Sanders being out for a few weeks is a killer, they do still seem to have a solid trio of backs at their disposal. This Lions game is going to be an interesting and very telling matchup for this team, so let's hope (and pray) we come out with a victory.