After it was believed for well over 12 hours that former West Virginia running back Noel Devine would join a crowded backfield in Atlanta, the one-time YouTube sensation has picked the Eagles.
The team has officially announced the move.
Devine’s arrival unites him with former Big East rival LeSean McCoy of Pitt. It also unites Devine with former Pitt tailback Dion Lewis, a fifth-round pick who rushed for 2,860 yards in just two seasons with the Panthers.
So maybe the backfield is just about as crowded in Philly as it was in Atlanta.
The move also reunites Devine with Owen Schmitt, former WVU fullback.
UPDATE: A prior version of this article indicated that Jerome Harrison also is on the Eagles’ depth chart at running back. That was an error. It was silly for me to rely on the Eagles’ official online roster as being, you know, accurate.