Felix Jones Signs One Year Deal with Eagles
About a week ago, the Eagles brought former Cowboys (yuck) running back Felix Jones in for a workout. Jones, who had worked out with the Bengals and was reportedly talking with the Patriots, will now compete for carries behind LeSean McCoy.
Jones, who was a first round pick of the Cowboys in 2008, has been underwhelming thus far in his career. His first two seasons were promising as a change of pace back with Marion “The Barbarian” Barber. He averaged 8.9 and 5.9 yards per carry respectively in those two years. However, Jones failed to bloom when given half of the load and ended his career with only 11 touchdowns in five years.
While Jones isn’t a stud, he’s only 26 years old, is a solid receiver (at least 25 catches the last three years), and has experience as a kick returner. All of which points to him landing a role on this team. As we now know, versatility is the key word around town and Jones fits the mold.
In exchange for Jones, the Eagles released former 6th round receiver Marvin McNutt. Though I hope he can continue a career and do some ads with this guy.