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Eagles work out free agent running back Ross Scheuerman

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The Philadelphia Eagles worked out running back Ross Scheuerman on Friday, according to ESPN's Adam Caplan.

The 22-year-old originally signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted rookie free agent earlier this offseason. The Steelers waived/injured Scheuerman after he suffered an Achilles injury during Steelers training camp in early August.

Scheuerman measures in at 6-1, 205 pounds. The Cream Ridge, New Jersey native attended school two hours north of Philadelphia at Lafeyette College. Scheuerman finished his college career with 3,504 rushing yards and 31 rushing touchdowns in four seasons. He also finished with 129 career receptions for 1,129 yards and eight touchdowns.

Here's a brief scouting profile on him from

Strengths - Has a combination of fluid hips and stop-start foot quickness. Can make sudden jump-stop with hard plant-and-go cut tied to it. Plays with suddenness and quick-twitch. Has adequate vision and able to hit it between tackles with decisiveness and good burst when hole materializes suddenly. Well-rounded talent. Can catch it and was a part-time kick returner as well.

Weaknesses - Frame could use more beef. Absorbs contact in space and isn't overly physical as a runner. Failed to dominate lower level of competition from a statistical standpoint. Can get "bounce happy" and will look to take runs outside that could stay inside. Takes time to gather himself after swing passes in space.

Bottom Line - Difficult projection due to running-lane limitations with below-average blocking in front of him. Appears to have decent top-end speed to go with legitimate twitch and could get a look as a slot receiver, similar to the move the Patriots' Julian Edelman made out of Kent State.

The Eagles already have four running backs on the 53-man roster and one on the practice squad. Perhaps the team is just checking up on his injury recovery.

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