Tag:J.J. Arrington
Posted on: July 31, 2010 1:56 pm

Analyzing the Eagles' trade for J.J. Arrington

The Eagles have acquired running back J.J. Arrington from the Broncos in exchange for linebacker Joe Mays. Mays was a grand disappointment filling in for injured middle linebacker Stewart Bradley last season. Arrington, an intriguing scatback for the Cardinals before knee problems shook his career, hopes to make the team as a No. 3 running back.

He could be facing an uphill battle. The Eagles do not have any other quickness-oriented backs (reserves Mike Bell and sixth-round rookie Charles Scott are both bruisers). However, Philly likes to use fullback Leonard Weaver in single-back sets, which dilutes the necessity of having a third tailback on the roster. Plus, if Arrington fails to make the final roster, Philly.com reports that the Eagles would receiver a sixth-round pick from the Broncos.

-- Andy Benoit

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