Eagles place Donnel Pumphrey on injured reserve

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The Eagles placed rookie running back Donnel Pumphrey on injured reserve with a torn hamstring.

It’s unfortunate,” Eagles coach Doug Pederson said of Pumphrey’s injury, via Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Daily News. “It’s part of the game. We’ll keep him plugged in in meeting rooms and around the table.”

Pumphrey, who was injured during practice, was inactive for last week’s season opener after returning from a head injury in the preseason. The Eagles used LeGarrette Blount, Darren Sproles and Wendell Smallwood against Washington, with the three combining for 20 carries for 52 yards.

The Eagles selected Pumphrey in the fourth round after he set the FBS record for career rushing yards with 6,405. He finished 10th in Heisman voting after rushing for 2,133 yards and 17 touchdowns last season.

3 responses to “Eagles place Donnel Pumphrey on injured reserve

  1. They want Pumphrey to be the next Sproles and i’m not sure he can be. It’s disappointing that the Eagles, a team that needed to address the RB position maybe more than any other team in the league, didn’t draft a single RB in one of the most talented RB classes I can remember. Granted they didn’t have a shot at either Fornette or McCaffrey but Cook, Mixon, Hunt, Foreman, Mack have all contributed early on and the Eagles passed on them.

    Hopefully some how they are able to get Sequan Barkley. That would be the dream scenario.

  2. I know this guy is just a rook, but I just don’t see “it” in him. He tested as one of the least athletic RBs by RAS (relative athletic score, look it up) in recent drafts. He’s Sproles-lite in every way, but seemingly lacks the one thing the separates them that you can’t teach: explosiveness. He’s also muffed several punts and can’t otherwise play on STs. I’m thinking he’ll be a 90-man casualty next year.

    Sproles: 5’6″ 190lbs Bench: 23reps 40: 4.49s 20yd shuttle: 3.96s
    Pump: 5’8″ 176lbs Bench: 5reps 40: 4.48s 20yd shuttle: 4.46s

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