It wasn’t necessarily a surprising move, but the Eagles are parting ways with their leading rusher from last year.

The Eagles are waiving running back Josh Adams, a league source confirmed to NBC Sports Philadelphia. NFL Network first reported the move.

Adams, 22, began last season on the Eagles’ practice squad but ended up with 511 yards to lead the team in rushing. This presumably means the Eagles will have a different leading rusher for the sixth straight season.

2018: Adams
2017: LeGarrette Blount
2016: Ryan Mathews
2015: DeMarco Murray
2014: LeSean McCoy

The Notre Dame product hurt his shoulder last season and was eventually phased out of the offense by the time the playoffs rolled around. He had offseason shoulder surgery, but was able to return for OTAs.

While he’s not a very well-rounded player, he has worked on his ability as a pass-catcher. Adams has a chance to get claimed and end up on another team’s roster. The Texans or Jets might be interested in him.

The Eagles came into the day with seven running backs still on their roster: Jordan Howard, Miles Sanders, Corey Clement, Darren Sproles, Wendell Smallwood, Boston Scott and Adams.


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