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Eagles agree to deal with Felix Jones

Felix Jones,  Ryan Kerrigan AP

The Eagles must have liked what they saw from Felix Jones in last week’s workout.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Eagles have agreed to terms with the former Cowboys first-round running back on a one-year-deal.

While you can debate whether Jones was a bust for the Cowboys, he does have a career average of 4.8 yards per carry, and there’s a case to be made that he’ll flourish in space, which Chip Kelly’s offense has always provided for smaller, quicker backs.

The Eagles are set for a starter in LeSean McCoy, and Bryce Brown showed flashes when he wasn’t fumbling. But there’s still an opportunity for Jones to create a role for himself.

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32 Responses to “Eagles agree to deal with Felix Jones”
  1. sportsnut101 says: May 14, 2013 8:05 AM

    His role will be on injured list every week

  2. mykelane says: May 14, 2013 8:15 AM

    Guess they didn’t like what they’ve seen out of Polk

  3. manofaiki says: May 14, 2013 8:15 AM

    Probably gonna pick his brain about Dallas’ offense and then dump him at the end of training camp.

  4. ara35 says: May 14, 2013 8:25 AM

    You have to give credit to the Eagles for trying to put all the pieces together this offseason.

    Who knows how it will turn out, but you can’t say they didn’t try.

  5. eaglesw00t says: May 14, 2013 8:26 AM

    Hrm. Im surprised on this one. He had better not take carries away from Shady.

    Shady was already underutilized. Chip better not be in Andys boat.

    The Eagles were like 10-1 in games where Shady had 20+ touches, and every time that stat got brought up last season, Shady got 10 carries, and we lost again.

    Thats Andy outcoaching himself repeatedly. KC fans, I hope he changes for your sake. If he doesnt, Charles will be miserable, and within 3 years, the Chiefs will be picking top 5 again.

  6. obmig says: May 14, 2013 8:30 AM

    If he’s healthy he is a good fit in that offense. He can get downfield in a hurry when he sees daylight. His legs have been letting him down ever since he was drafted though.

  7. bobbyhoying says: May 14, 2013 8:31 AM

    He has to be ahead of Bryce Brown on the depth chart. Kelly will need a lot of RB’s.

  8. mrphatal says: May 14, 2013 8:35 AM

    Here we go again.. More signing mean more comments on my Eagles. No more Dream Team or Duck Dynasty Comments please. Dallas, Giants, Skins and Pittsburgh fans, stop trolling and get a life.

  9. supremekingz says: May 14, 2013 8:38 AM

    Good signing. Low risk. High Reward

  10. KL0313 says: May 14, 2013 8:41 AM

    Upon signing his contract, Felix Jones broke his hand and is now on IR.

  11. tombradyswig says: May 14, 2013 8:43 AM

    Go birds!!

  12. seabreezes51 says: May 14, 2013 8:49 AM

    Potential. He has that, and I’m sure he won’t be around if he doesn’t perform. There is no draft board leverage.

  13. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: May 14, 2013 8:57 AM

    Felix simply isn’t what he use to be which was a very quick back capable of taking it the distance. He is often injured now and a step or two slower.

    Eagles should keep expectations low for this guy and for their whole team actually.

    OK haters, it’s all yours.

  14. themonkeyman says: May 14, 2013 9:32 AM

    Riiiight!! Like Eagle fans don’t troll on other NFC East threads.

    We all have a life & CHAMPIONSHIPS that were won after JFK’s presidency.

    I would hate other NFC East fans though too if my team were the perennial losers you team is.

    Felix Jones sure helped the Cowgirls though, I’m sure you can expect the same ineptness in Philly. You guys WILL be missing Andy!

  15. cowboyhater says: May 14, 2013 9:36 AM

    The draft is where you find your RB’s, not free agency. Most backs that hit the free agent market are free agents for a reason. They always look good in the spring, but once camp starts, that’s when the legs begin to show their wear.

  16. andyreidisthegoat says: May 14, 2013 9:36 AM

    They don’t call him fragile felix for nothing. You can’t make the club in the tub. nothing to see here folks.

    and once again mr. phatal-not one duck dynasty or dream team reference. don’t worry so much about us trolls. haters gonna hate whether you post please don’t comment about us or not. i for one do it more when people ask not to do it, but that’s me.

  17. ejm845 says: May 14, 2013 9:51 AM

    i hope brice brown dosen’t get boned

  18. greymares says: May 14, 2013 10:00 AM

    It’s only May 14th and everyday i’m more confused with Chip Kelly and my Eagle team. I don’t have a clue what this team will be like, I always thought i had a handle on why different moves were made and what would happen going forward. I don’t think you can run the “Oregon” offense in the N.F.L. so it is going to be fun to see where it’s going. I know at this point i will be on board with anything that gets the job done, i am no longer locked into certain players and i don’t care who plays. if this signing helps the team i’m on board.

  19. aaronmushrush says: May 14, 2013 10:19 AM

    I like this move. It takes pressure off of a young Bryce Brown who is so very raw and gives us a 3 back with the knowledge of a 1 and skill of a 2.

  20. bobonmycob says: May 14, 2013 10:58 AM

    dallascowboysdishingthereal says: May 14, 2013 8:57 AM

    Eagles should keep expectations low for this guy and for their whole team actually.

    OK haters, it’s all yours.

    Problems with your post 1. this is an Eagles thread, anything negative said about the team makes you a hater 2. you contradicted yourself right out of the gates 3. this does not surprise me as you are a cowboys fan. If I had Jerry Jones running the show I would be slightly brain dead as well.

  21. aneaglesfan says: May 14, 2013 11:08 AM

    bryce brown still cant hold on to the ball

  22. dallassux says: May 14, 2013 11:13 AM

    themonkeyman says:
    May 14, 2013 9:32 AM
    Riiiight!! Like Eagle fans don’t troll on other NFC East threads.

    We all have a life & CHAMPIONSHIPS that were won after JFK’s presidency.

    I would hate other NFC East fans though too if my team were the perennial losers you team is.

    Felix Jones sure helped the Cowgirls though, I’m sure you can expect the same ineptness in Philly. You guys WILL be missing Andy!

    ———————————————————————————–

    Apparently you do not have a life. Another genius takes the bait and trolls in the very same paragraph he claims he not. Lol

    And what’s with the “we have” stuff. Please show us you’re rings?

  23. emoser says: May 14, 2013 11:43 AM

    Always liked Felix Jones in college and was surprised/glad he wasn’t more effective on the Cowboys. He doesn’t have the mold to be a feature back, but I think he could be extremely effective if used in specific circumstances like kick returns and screen pass plays.

  24. mazblast says: May 14, 2013 11:57 AM

    He’s very fast and fairly quick. There are three things he’s best described as being–

    Out
    Doubtful
    Questionable

  25. joestemme says: May 14, 2013 12:51 PM

    Besides, the injuries, Jones put on a few pounds. He’s one of those running backs – and there are many – that look burned out after only 4 or 5 years in the league. He might work out as a depth guy, though.

  26. ryanrockzzz says: May 14, 2013 1:53 PM

    Good signing. Eagles fans have a tendency to love players who they’ve never seen for extended periods, especially unproven players actually ON the teams roster. Polk is to slow. That’s why he was behind McCoy, Brown ,and Deion Lewis last year on the depth chart. Add in the fact he came to camp injured last year, and he’ll be gone by the end of this pre-season. If Brown can hang on to the ball, I’d love him.

    And if you use Jones less, maybe he won’t be injured as much. So overall, what do the Eagles have to lose here.

  27. themonkeyman says: May 14, 2013 2:00 PM

    @dallassux

    Didn’t say I wasn’t. I said you guys are just as bad as everyone else, which is true. Only Egal fans can troll though, then call others idiot. But so Typical of Philly fans which are so infamous for bad behavior. Better watch though, you might try to intentionally throw up on my kid…although you fools only do that to other Philly fans.

    Bottom Line:

    Every NFC East team has rings that aren’t from before 1961, except your sorry team friend!

    Man it’s gotta be hard rooting for those sad teams. I know you’re jealous but you mad too bro??

  28. dallassux says: May 14, 2013 5:37 PM

    Still waiting for you to show me “you’re” rings monkeyman

  29. philadelphiafan says: May 15, 2013 1:56 AM

    When healthy, Jones has burned the Eagles in past games. Nice to see him with the good guys this year. I think IF he stays healthy he’ll be ahead of Bryce on the depth chart. I haven’t been this excited for an Eagles training camp/preseason in a loooong time.

  30. dramaguy11 says: May 15, 2013 2:03 AM

    Eagles are one of the most consistant winning teams in the last 20 year’s. Gonna laugh when when we crush the rest of the NFC East. especially fun will be owning the Redskins and that damaged goods qb.

  31. bluebongzilla says: May 15, 2013 3:19 AM

    Let me guess, after years of trashing him now he’s the “best ever”, right?

  32. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: May 16, 2013 9:52 PM

    @bobonmycob

    Really that’s your name? You are clearly in the wrong chat. You should be over there with the rest of the catch-a-predator types.

    sux2bu

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