Eagles acquire Pro Bowl running back to bolster backfield

Eagles acquire Pro Bowl running back to bolster backfield

According to ESPN, which first reported the trade, Ajayi fills the Eagles need for a third-down back to replace Darren Sproles, who is out for the season.

The Eagles, who have won an NFL-best six in a row, gave up a fourth-round selection in next spring's draft for Ajayi, who made the Pro Bowl past year by rushing for 1,272 yards, fourth-best in the league.

My contention is this, the Dolphins obviously have had issues with Ajayi dating back to 2016 so there is a history and if it impedes the progress that Gase is trying to build, then Ajayi or anyone else should be in Miami.

While Gase didn't mention any names, Ajayi's trade is being viewed by many as a way to point a finger at his lackluster performance this season.

Ajayi changes that in a big way as the Eagles jumped into the NFL's deadline-trading frenzy.

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Ajayi is coming off of a solid season in Miami.

Now it's a waiting game as the league deadline for trades is not until 4:00 p.m. today and the Dolphins may not be done just yet.

The Eagles offense has been decent with their running back committee, but clearly, it wasn't enough. "I have been smiling ear to ear since the news broke", said Ike Reese, former Eagles linebacker and the drive-time host on SportsRadio WIP in Philadelphia. LeGarrette Blount is the team's leading rusher with 467 yards.

The Dolphins have struggled on offense all season long, ranking dead last in both total yards (252.4 yards per game) and scoring (13.1 points per game).

- Kenyan Drake and Damien Williams have combined for just 22 carries this season, but they'll be asked to shoulder the load in Ajayi's absence. But quarterback Carson Wentz is second on the team with 203 yards.

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