Jay Ajayi out, Jordan Howard back for Eagles

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The Eagles are finally getting healthier at running back.

Jordan Howard, who has missed the last six games with a shoulder injury, will be back this week, and with Howard returning the Eagles are releasing Jay Ajayi, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Howard arrived in a trade with the Bears this offseason and was playing well early in the year before suffering a shoulder injury. Having him back to team with Miles Sanders and Boston Scott should give the Eagles’ offense plenty of options at running back.

Ajayi played very sparingly for the Eagles, carrying just 10 times for 30 yards. He’ll go on waivers, where the Seahawks are one team that might want to claim him.

21 responses to “Jay Ajayi out, Jordan Howard back for Eagles

  1. I wouldn’t go as far as to say keep Howard on the bench. He definitely deserves some carries, but I agree that sanders should continue top be the #1 rb.

  2. Wentz did everything to lose the game after the 10-0 lead he kept screwing up big 3rd and 4th down short yardage plays by ignoring open receivers on check downs or held ball too long foles would have won the game by 3 touchdowns wentz has no real desire to win

  3. Jordan Howard is a great running back and I hope the Eagles give him an extension and keep him around for a long time to come. Having Howard and Sanders is like having thunder and lightning together.

  4. danny woodson says:
    December 23, 2019 at 5:36 pm

    Wentz did everything to lose the game after the 10-0 lead he kept screwing up big 3rd and 4th down short yardage plays by ignoring open receivers on check downs or held ball too long foles would have won the game by 3 touchdowns wentz has no real desire to win

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    Wentz’ stats:

    31-40
    318 yards
    1 TD
    108.2 Rating

    First you said he was injury prone, you were wrong about that.
    You said they could never win with Wentz, wrong again.

    Foles would have been sacked about 8 times yesterday on plays where Wentz was able to escape. So Foles would have actually lost the game for the Eagles.

    Carson Wentz just continues to prove you wrong, but keep up the trill routine!

    Wentz > Foles

  5. Dude saying Eagles proved they can win with Wentz because they beat the 2 win GIANTS in OT; the 3 win REDSKINS on a 4th quarter end of game drive and put up a wopping 17 points against the spiralling Cowboys who were banged up on both sides of the ball. Wentz fans are insane.

  6. pmlang says:
    December 23, 2019 at 5:52 pm
    danny woodson says:
    December 23, 2019 at 5:36 pm

    Wentz did everything to lose the game after the 10-0 lead he kept screwing up big 3rd and 4th down short yardage plays by ignoring open receivers on check downs or held ball too long foles would have won the game by 3 touchdowns wentz has no real desire to win

    ——————————————

    Wentz’ stats:

    31-40
    318 yards
    1 TD
    108.2 Rating

    First you said he was injury prone, you were wrong about that.
    You said they could never win with Wentz, wrong again.

    Foles would have been sacked about 8 times yesterday on plays where Wentz was able to escape. So Foles would have actually lost the game for the Eagles.

    Carson Wentz just continues to prove you wrong, but keep up the trill routine!

    Wentz > Foles

    ******
    wentz puts up meaningless stats foles wins superbowls wentz cant even beat the dolphins wentz has zero i repeat zero playoff wins with the same team that has 5 playoff wins with foles

  7. danny woodson says:
    December 23, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    wentz puts up meaningless stats foles wins superbowls wentz cant even beat the dolphins wentz has zero i repeat zero playoff wins with the same team that has 5 playoff wins with foles

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    How are they meaningless stats if they helped you win the football game. Also, its tough to win a playoff game when you’ve never been in one, genius. Wentz put up 30+ points against the Dolphins. Does Wentz play defense too?

  8. Carson Wentz’s Inflated Wallet says:
    December 23, 2019 at 6:13 pm
    Dude saying Eagles proved they can win with Wentz because they beat the 2 win GIANTS in OT; the 3 win REDSKINS on a 4th quarter end of game drive and put up a wopping 17 points against the spiralling Cowboys who were banged up on both sides of the ball. Wentz fans are insane.

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    Well when you’re throwing the ball to guys off the street it makes it a little more impressive, but I guess the injury excuse is only valid for the Cowboys. And as far as Wentz fans being insane: You still hold a candle for quarterback who was benched for a rookie that threw for 183 yards yesterday, yet you still clamor for him. That my friend, is insane.

  9. pmlang says:
    December 23, 2019 at 6:50 pm
    Carson Wentz’s Inflated Wallet says:
    December 23, 2019 at 6:13 pm
    Dude saying Eagles proved they can win with Wentz because they beat the 2 win GIANTS in OT; the 3 win REDSKINS on a 4th quarter end of game drive and put up a wopping 17 points against the spiralling Cowboys who were banged up on both sides of the ball. Wentz fans are insane.

    ————————————-

    Well when you’re throwing the ball to guys off the street it makes it a little more impressive, but I guess the injury excuse is only valid for the Cowboys. And as far as Wentz fans being insane: You still hold a candle for quarterback who was benched for a rookie that threw for 183 yards yesterday, yet you still clamor for him. That my friend, is insane.

    ******
    he was throwing the first 10 games this year to all his recievers yet he was under 500 he had all his receivers last year and went 5-6

  10. danny woodson says:
    December 23, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    he was throwing the first 10 games this year to all his recievers yet he was under 500 he had all his receivers last year and went 5-6

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    Well DeSean Jackson got hurt the very first game so right there that’s false. Last year he had a broken back from being rushed into the line up due to Foles’ awful play at the beginning of the year. What else you got?

  11. @Carson Wentz’s Inflated Wallet – I am about as proud of a Nick Foles fan that one can be – saying that, he is not a better option at QB over Wentz. Wentz had the 2017 team fired up and everyone was playing lights out – you can say he even inspired his backup QB as well. Let that sink in. …

    As for this past game against Dallas – words is the only injured player that still played was Dak. Dallas was a favorite and pretty darn healthy too… meanwhile half the Eagles were out as in not playing, and suffered more during the game – yet still came out with a victory.

    At the end of the day, dallas is sitting at 7-8 and the Eagles are 8-7 – nothing to be overly excited about this year – but in the playoffs – everyone is 0-0. You reset for the big games – nobody thought the 2017 Eagles could do it either. Im happy to see there are still some of you left out there.

  12. pmlang says:
    December 23, 2019 at 8:35 pm
    danny woodson says:
    December 23, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    he was throwing the first 10 games this year to all his recievers yet he was under 500 he had all his receivers last year and went 5-6

    ————————-

    Well DeSean Jackson got hurt the very first game so right there that’s false. Last year he had a broken back from being rushed into the line up due to Foles’ awful play at the beginning of the year. What else you got?

    *******
    Wentz had better numbers last year than this year yet he went 5-6 so no

  13. haansel82 says:
    December 23, 2019 at 9:05 pm
    @Carson Wentz’s Inflated Wallet – I am about as proud of a Nick Foles fan that one can be – saying that, he is not a better option at QB over Wentz. Wentz had the 2017 team fired up and everyone was playing lights out – you can say he even inspired his backup QB as well. Let that sink in. …

    As for this past game against Dallas – words is the only injured player that still played was Dak. Dallas was a favorite and pretty darn healthy too… meanwhile half the Eagles were out as in not playing, and suffered more during the game – yet still came out with a victory.

    At the end of the day, dallas is sitting at 7-8 and the Eagles are 8-7 – nothing to be overly excited about this year – but in the playoffs – everyone is 0-0. You reset for the big games – nobody thought the 2017 Eagles could do it either. Im happy to see there are still some of you left out there

    *********
    The Vikings and jaguars win 13 games in 2017 more wins than wentz yet neither of those teams even made super bowl regular season means zero wentz zero playoff wins

  14. danny woodson says:
    December 23, 2019 at 11:14 pm

    Wentz had better numbers last year than this year yet he went 5-6 so no

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    Actually he has almost 700 yards passing and 5 TDs more than last year with a game left to play.

  15. Awesome! Finally some good injury news for the Eagles and just in time for the playoffs!

    Keep Sanders as the main back but rotate in Howard heavily, especially in short yardage situations. No reason for the Eagles to be throwing the ball on 3rd and Goal from the one, etc.

    The Eagles could be a very dangerous team in the playoffs! Go Eagles!

  16. Sorry MDS but the Seahawks have Lynch, the rookie Homer and just as extra insurance they went out and got Turbin, they don’t need Ajayi.

    having Howard coming back is great for the eagles because while Sanders should continue to be the #1 back, he should be split out wide every so often as he is a very good pass catcher and we all know about the struggles the eagles have at wr.

    it all spells good news for the birds, go eagles

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