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Eagles roster cuts 2014: Chris Polk is safe to make the team, per report

Despite sitting out most of the summer with a hamstring injury, Eagles running back Chris Polk is safe to make the team's roster.

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According to a report from Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Eagles running back Chris Polk is safe to make the team's final 53-man roster.

Polk missed most of Eagles training camp and all four of Philadelphia's preseason games while sitting out with a slight hamstring tear that occurred in late July. Polk returned to practice last week on Saturday, August 23rd, and hoped to play against the Jets but he wasn't healthy enough to play.

The Eagles clearly aren't ready to give up on Polk yet. Philadelphia head coach Chip Kelly called Polk one of the team's "key special teams players" earlier in the offseason and it was clear the Eagles had some level of faith in Polk when they traded away former backup running back Bryce Brown to the Buffalo Bills. Also consider that over 70% of Polk's total offensive snaps came in the last four weeks of the 2013 season.

With Polk still seemingly injured, it remains to be seen when he will be ready to return to the field. It will also be interesting to see what other Eagles running backs the team decides to keep. Rookie undrafted free agent Henry Josey was waived earlier on Thursday but second year players Matthew Tucker and Kenjon Barner remain on the roster.

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