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Eagles Targeting More Depth At RB This Offseason?

According to Phil Sheridan of ESPN.com, the Philadelphia Eagles are “very likely to look to upgrade the running back position” behind RB LeSean McCoy this offseason. 

Sheridan adds that current backups Bryce Brown and Chris Polk did very little outside of the snow game against the Lions this past year.

As for potential targets, Sheridan mentions Toby Gerhart, LeGarrette Blount, and Knowshon Moreno as free agents to consider, along with Oregon RB De’Anthony Thomas in the this year’s NFL Draft.

Gerhart is an interesting option given that he was able to put together a solid season, despite playing behind Adrian Peterson for most of the season. He has proven to be effective as a runner and a receiver at times, while holding up very well as blocker.

Blount obviously spent time with HC Chip Kelly at the University of Oregon and would offer them a solid between-tackles element to contrast McCoy’s home-run ability.

McCoy, 25, is clearly among the game’s best running backs. However, his workload moving forward is definitely work monitoring, as he took a total of 890 snaps in 2013, as opposed to just 199 from Brown and 47 from Polk.

We have Gerhart, Blount, and Moreno all listed in our Top 100 Free Agents list.

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