Former Eagles running back Henry Josey has landed on an active NFL roster. The Minnesota Vikings signed Josey away from the Jacksonville Jaguars' practice squad on Wednesday. Josey had been with Jacksonville since the Eagles waived him in late August.
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Josey was undoubtedly a Philadelphia fan-favorite given his strong summer performance. The undrafted rookie from Missouri was the 2014 NFL preseason's leading rusher with 225 yards on 34 carries (6.6 average) and a long of 27 yards. He also pitched in with 3 receptions for 39 yards (13.0 average) and 1 TD.
The Eagles decided to keep an injured Chris Polk on the active roster instead of Josey. Polk has dealt with injuries all season but has been a relatively productive player with respect to his limited opportunities. On 39 carries, Polk has rushed for 134 yards and 3 TD. He's also recorded 3 special teams tackles and he returned a kickoff for a touchdown in Week 3.
Philadelphia decided to keep Matthew Tucker and Kenjon Barner on their practice squad instead of Josey.
Minnesota signed Josey due to their lack of running back depth. He'll likely be their third string running back for the final game of the season.