According to a report from Adam Caplan, Seyi Ajirotutu and E.J. Biggers weren't the only veteran players to visit the Eagles on Tuesday. Free agent running back Cedric Peerman also visited Philadelphia. Unlike Ajirotutu and Biggers, however, he left without a contract.
The 5-9, 210 pound Peerman was originally selected by the Baltimore Ravens in the sixth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. After being waived, he had a few quick stints with the Cleveland Browns and Detroit Lions as a rookie before eventually finding a home in Cincinnati for the past five seasons.
It's easy to see why the Eagles were interested in the 28-year-old Peerman: he's a strong special teams player. He led the Cincinnati Bengals in ST tackles the last two year with 14 in 2014 and 11 in 2013. Here's how he ranked on the team going back five years: first in 2014, first in 2013, fourth in 2012, second in 2011, tied for third in 2010.
Peerman's production as a ball carrier has been limited. He's rushed just 64 times for 334 yards (5.2), one touchdown, and one fumble. He's also recorded 13 receptions for 123 yards.
The Eagles already have a crowded backfield after signing DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews earlier this offseason. Veteran rusher Darren Sproles is set to return along with 2014 practice squad running backs Kenjon Barner and Matthew Tucker. Meanwhile, Chris Polk remains a restricted free agent but he hasn't officially signed his tender (yet). If the Eagles end up signing Peerman, he could compete for a fourth running back spot.