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Former Dallas Cowboys RB Felix Jones Signs With Philadelphia Eagles

Felix Jones just signed a one-year contract in Philadelphia. If he can remain healthy, he could be a good fit for the new Eagles offense.


Former Dallas Cowboys first-round pick Felix Jones didn't draw a lot of suitors in free agency this year. In fact, it took more than two months to line up any visits, but last week he finally made the rounds, visiting with the Bengals, Patriots and Eagles.

According to multiple reports, Jones has finally found a new team in the Eagles, where he signed a one-year deal, as first reported by ESPN.

His first order of business in Philly will be to fight for a roster spot in a crowded backfield. With Jones, the Eagles now have six running backs on the roster. LeSean McCoy and Bryce Brown are currently the No. 1 and No. 2 guys, and Jones will initially join Chris Polk, Matthew Tucker and Miguel Maysonet in a competition for the third spot on the roster.

If Jones is healthy, and is able to remain healthy, his chances in Philadelphia look good. Bryce Brown fumbles the ball too much, Chris Polk doesn't have a single NFL carry to his name and Tucker and Maysonet are rookies.

Jones just turned 26, is a very good blocker and has good hands. If he has retained some of the breakaway speed he showed early in his career, his versatility would make him a good fit in the Eagles' up-tempo offense.

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