Eagles claim former Lions tailback Kerryon Johnson off waivers

The Philadelphia Eagles have added continued depth to their running back corps, making another acquisition on Friday.

Nick Sirianni’s side claimed former Detroit Lions running back Kerryon Johnson off waivers, the team announced Friday. Johnson was waived by the Lions on Thursday, which officially cut ties between the team and their former second-round pick out of Auburn University.

His arrival in Philadelphia sees him fight for reps in a backfield which currently features Miles Sanders, rookie Kenneth Gainwell, veteran Jordan Howard, and fourth-year player Boston Scott. Sanders will lead the way for Sirianni’s offense in 2021, but the rest will fight for a spot in the rotation.

Howard was re-signed earlier this year after playing the final few games with the Eagles in 2020

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