Eagles

Eagles

The Eagles might have found their new power back. 

The team on Wednesday signed former Colts and Redskins running back Matt Jones to a two-year deal.  

Jones, 25, was a third-round pick in the 2015 draft and spent his first two seasons in Washington before joining the Colts for the 2017 season. 

Jones (6-2, 239) played just five games for the Colts last season but bounced back and forth from the active roster to the practice squad. Jones had just five rushing attempts in five games all last season. He was cut on May 1. 

In his two seasons in Washington, Jones played in 20 games, averaging 3.9 yards per carry. As a rookie in 2015, he played in 13 games and rushed for 490 yards and three touchdowns. In his second season, Jones rushed for 460 yards and three touchdowns but had an average of 4.6 yards per attempt. A knee injury in 2016 buried him on the depth chart. 

While Jones showed some potential in Washington, he had trouble holding onto the ball. In those two years, he fumbled eight times, tied for the second most among running backs in the NFL during that span.  

Jones will join a crowded running back room that includes Jay Ajayi, Corey Clement, Darren Sproles, Wendell Smallwood, Donnel Pumphrey and undrafted rookie Josh Adams. 

Those top three are locks. After that, the fourth and possibly fifth spots are up for grabs. Really, it'll be at least a three-man race between Jones, Smallwood and Pumphrey, with Adams acting as a wild card.