Eagles place Jay Ajayi on injured reserve with torn ACL

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if the Eagles are going to get more balance in their offense, they’ll be doing it without running back Jay Ajayi.

Ajayi, who openly questioned the reduced role of the running game, has landed on injured reserve with a knee injury. The team announced the move on Monday.

Per a league source, Ajayi has a torn ACL.

Ajayi’s roster spot was filled by defensive tackle T.Y. McGill, who was claimed off waivers from the Chargers.

The fourth-year tailback, acquired in a trade last October with the Dolphins, will end the season with 145 rushing yards. And as he heads toward free agency, he’ll likely need to sign a one-year prove-it deal in 2019, before ever cashing in.

Ajayi created a stir two years ago, with back-to-back 200-yard games for Miami. He later fell out of favor with the Dolphins, but he had been a solid late-season contributor for the Eagles.

69 responses to “Eagles place Jay Ajayi on injured reserve with torn ACL

  1. I wonder how much fun Lance Johnson is having? Probably a lot, that’s all he does is just have fun all the time. He’s probably driving around Philly playing mailbox baseball with a dog mask on right now having a blast.

  2. Weird that there was no mention of this earlier. I think if he would have torn an ACL he would have known right away. The guy was just mouthing off about his role to the media and all the while he had a torn ACL? Just weird how this all played out.

  3. eaglesgreen29 says:
    October 8, 2018 at 5:23 pm
    Bell…. Bell….

    Steelers line 1

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    salary cap

    they would have to cheat the cap which with goodell in tow, which is not impossible based off of last year’s two illegal tds in the super bowl

  4. Last week it was his back and now it’s an ACL. When he spoke out this morning surely he knew. He had knee problems with the Dolphins and was outspoken.He can work on his clothing line in England now.

  5. This is the life of a running back, things like this is why it is hard for the Steelers to take on that risk with Le’Veon Bell.

  6. I guess the Vikes just added insult to injury huh? This is all just Karma. From the pathetic fans, to that arrogant HC. Couldn’t have happened to a better team.

  7. Does Philly have the cash for Bell?

    No. They have around 5 million in cap space, but Bell with his franchise tender would require around 10 million if they convinced him to sign today and traded him tomorrow. If he comes back week 7 as he said he would that would drop the price by 1.6 million, but either way the Eagles would have to cut/trade a player to make room for Bell, in addition to whatever Pittsburgh wants in compensation.

  8. Hate when fans of other team gloat about injuries. Last year Philly managed to do OK with a backup QB, so my guess is they’ll find a way to be competitive with a different RB.

  9. Eagles will still go 10-6
    Win the division
    Advance at least to NFC Championship game

    Have you watched them play? I’ve been an Eagles fan for 20 years and they plain stink. Maybe they win the division because it’s so terrible but can you really say they are better than the Redskins or Giants? I can’t say that with any certainty.

  10. “And that is why they play the game”

    Those immortal words should never be forgotten. No sure thing lasts. Repeating is hard, mainly, I think, because so much about individual successes is non-repeatable combinations of chance factors. Philly didn’t win the SB last year because of anything on paper, because of the inherent qualities of their lineup. They won because of a whole lot of individual things that came together a certain way in a certain season. Same goes for everyone.

    Think about how different every winning Patriots team is. Sustained success, these days, seems to be more about adapting than fortifying.

  11. Its funny how all these haters wanna jump on the eagles. Theyve been waiting all offseason to hate on the them. Funny thing is is that after the skins loss tonight, the eagles will be a half game out of first place. Just looking around the nfc east i honestly think the eagles are the better team. Im hoping they hit their stride when playoffs comes around. Theyve proven that they have championship pedigree on their team. Hopefully theyll start clicking soon. They played a tough game against a good vikings team and lost by a whopping 2 points.

  12. Wow, Im really loving the Barr rule. Knocks Rodgers out one year with a dirty hit and then with the NFL’s overcorrection – we get handed games against the Packers (love the irony) and now the Eagles because real linebackers dared touch our overpaid quarterback. We like that!

  13. Skins fan here, always hate to see a player fall from injury, even if it’s from a rival. Hope for a speedy recovery. As for the Le’Veon Bell rumors though, keep dreaming. Even if you found a way to restructure Fletcher Cox’s contract, you still don’t have enough room to meet Bell’s demands.

  14. tb12greatest says:
    October 8, 2018 at 6:32 pm
    Eagles fans, why would the steelers trade L’aveon Bell to their in state rival?
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    Maybe because theyre in different conferences? Come on, now. Get a clue.

  15. And to answer a lot of comments on here; if the eagles were to trade foles that would pretty much clear the cap space to sign leveon. Maybe they would have to resteucture one other contract but i think dumping foles $ would do it. Id be willing to bet many players would agree to restructure if it meant bringing in the best rb in the league.

  16. Wow, that’s terrible. Real football fans don’t want to see any player injured, even if it’s somebody on a rival team. Best of luck to Ajayi in his treatment and rehab.

  17. vikefan4life says:
    October 8, 2018 at 6:33 pm
    Wow, Im really loving the Barr rule. Knocks Rodgers out one year with a dirty hit and then with the NFL’s overcorrection – we get handed games against the Packers (love the irony) and now the Eagles because real linebackers dared touch our overpaid quarterback. We like that!

    Well we like the fact that the vikings guaranteed 80+ mil to have a whopping 2 wins after 5 games. Thanks for allowing the eagles to christen your stadium with our own super bowl victory. At least someone got to put that stadium to good use. Lord knows the vikings wont do it.

  18. eaglefan94 says:
    October 8, 2018 at 6:32 pm
    wow it looks like Lane Johnson is living rent free in Patriots fans heads.

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    Good thing he has a place to live rent free – one more turnstile impersonation like the one yesterday and he’ll be living on the streets in Philly.

  19. Don’t feel bad, Eagles fans. At least you finally got on the same level as the lowly Buccaneers, Saints and Seahawks with one SB win.

  20. “Id be willing to bet many players would agree to restructure if it meant bringing in the best rb in the league.”

    I doubt that very much. Many of these players will need to live on their NFL money the rest of their lives or be forced into far less lucrative and enjoyable professions.

    Would there be players who would restructure to avoid getting cut? Sure. But to overpay Bell who will not know the offensive system and has publicly said he doesn’t want to be “overused” for a measly 855k a week? Seems quite unlikely.

  21. if the eagles were to trade foles that would pretty much clear the cap space to sign leveon

    So who’s trading for Nick foles? What team is giving up anything for a career backup who didnt look great the two games he started? And to address your other point, restructing contracts is fine, but you have to pay the bill at some point. Pushing money into future years isn’t a good idea. Look at the Cowboys, see the team they field, and know they do exactly that- restructure deals and push cap obligations into the future.

  22. That’s okay. Agayi was an integral part of defeating NE in the SB, and bringing Philly its first SB title. He’ll recover. All is good! PHILLY PHILLY!!!

  23. mickmars says:
    October 8, 2018 at 5:25 pm
    Cue the LeVeon Bell rumors…

    More like cue the “Line 1” comments. Even though it’s from 1975.

  24. skawh says:
    October 8, 2018 at 8:08 pm
    That’s okay. Agayi was an integral part of defeating NE in the SB, and bringing Philly its first SB title. He’ll recover. All is good! PHILLY PHILLY!!!

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    So you have already jumped off the Sehawks’ bandwagon? Or you just feel the need to cheer for any team that did what your team could not do?

  25. Plenty of talk about the Eagles being done already this year. Way too early for that talk. The Eagles can still win the NFC East. Once they make the playoffs anything can happen.Skol

  26. harrisonhits2 says:
    October 8, 2018 at 6:55 pm
    “Id be willing to bet many players would agree to restructure if it meant bringing in the best rb in the league.”

    I doubt that very much. Many of these players will need to live on their NFL money the rest of their lives or be forced into far less lucrative and enjoyable professions.

    Would there be players who would restructure to avoid getting cut? Sure. But to overpay Bell who will not know the offensive system and has publicly said he doesn’t want to be “overused” for a measly 855k a week? Seems quite unlikely.

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    Well, i just read the eagles restructured fletcher coxs contract and freed up 6mil more in cap space. So, you were saying?. . . .

  27. And i also read that leveon said he thinks the eagles are going to be a team in the mix to get him next season. What better way for bell than to play 6 or 8 games in philly to see if its somewhere he might want to be? Im not saying its a lock but it would make sense, even as a rental for one year. Not just bell but any good rb that might be on the trade block. Eagles need a bellcow and they dont currently have one on their roster and we all know roseman isnt afraid to make a trade.

  28. Jay’s a charismatic guy,
    But he better not hope its that right knee.
    He tore that ACL his freshman year, and gave him chronic problems throughout his college career, so much so that it was rumored the reason why he slipped tongue 5th round.

    Bad knees and running backs don’t mix.

  29. The steelers would get a comp 3rd round pick if they keep Bell and he leaves at a free agent at the end of the year. So looks like the sheagles will need to give up more then that to even have the steelers consider a trade. They’ll probably give up their 1st round pick like the vikes did for bradford LOL

  30. As much as I dispse the Patriots you have to admire their brilliance. Look who has won championships other than the Patriots this last few years and couldn’t build on it. Seahawks looked dangerous before Choke gate – Gone. Broncos after noodle arm – Gone. Ravens – Gone. Eagles probably- Gone. Giants 2 great wins and I am thankful to them – Gone. Even the Steelers who you think are going to put at least a couple of decent seasons – No hope.

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