Miles Sanders: I’m back, ready to go

NFL: JAN 16 NFC Wild Card - Eagles at Buccaneers
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It looks like the Lions are going to have to contend with Eagles running back Miles Sanders on Sunday.

Sanders’ hamstring injury created some doubt about his ability to play in the opener, but he was a full participant in practice on Wednesday and he shared little doubt about being in the backfield in Detroit.

“It’s just one of those injuries you don’t want to risk it in camp, so I attacked the rehab and I’m back, ready to go,” Sanders said, via Tim McManus of

Sanders is entering the final year of his contract, so his availability is important on more than one front this season. He has averaged nearly 5.4 yards per carry over the last two seasons, but he’s missed nine games and his next contract will be at least somewhat determined by how much teams expect to have him on the field each year.

4 responses to “Miles Sanders: I’m back, ready to go

  1. He used the hamstring issue to avoid practice. He thinks he is above practicing. Gainwell will eventually prove to be a much better back once he gets more opportunity to play. Sanders thinks he is inline for big money but he will be very disappointed when the time comes.

  2. I don’t think it’s fair to call him a bust, his YPC is pretty good, the guy just can’t stay healthy. He’s always been productive when he’s on the field. That being said, I’d prefer the eagles move on after this season, with the line they have, they just need a guy that can stay on the field. I wish Hunt weren’t a creep, he would be perfect

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