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Eagles RB Miles Sanders has 'strained hamstring'

Andrew Porter
May 29, 2019 - 8:26 am

Eagles running back Miles Sanders hasn't been practicing at OTAs for unknown reasons, but according to ESPN's Adam Schefter it was due to a non-serious hamstring strain. Sanders, according to Schefter, could return back to practice as early as today. 

The Eagles selected Sanders in the second round of the draft, making him their highest selected running back since LeSean McCoy in 2009. 

Sanders, a 21-year-old Pittsburgh native, spent three seasons at Penn State, but he was stuck behind Saquon Barkley for the first two. Last season, as a Junior, the 5'11", 210-pound Sanders rushed for 1,274 yards and nine touchdowns in 13 games. He also caught 24 balls for 139 yards. Sanders performed well at the NFL Combine, running a 4.49 (81st percentile) 40-yard dash and earning an 11.08 (83rd percentile) agility score.

"I make the argument in some ways (playing behind Saquon Barkley) is going to help Miles because he's got a lot less wear and tear on his body," Penn State head coach James Franklin said a few weeks ago on 94WIP. "He's going to come in with the drive and the hunger."

The Eagles' RB revamped RB room adds Sanders and Jordan Howard to Corey Clement, Wendell Smallwood, and Josh Adams.