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Eagles sign former sixth-round running back to their practice squad

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NFL: Preseason-Minnesota Vikings at Buffalo Bills Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Eagles are signing free agent running back De’Angelo Henderson to their practice squad, according to a report from NFL insider Mike Garafolo.

Henderson played college football for Coastal Carolina before being selected by the Denver Broncos with a sixth-round pick (No. 203 overall) in the 2017 NFL Draft. Henderson logged just 13 yards on seven carries as a rookie but he did have two receptions for 36 yards and one score. Henderson was waived ahead of the 2018 season and landed with the New York Jets, where he only had two carries for 19 yards. Improvement!

Henderson most recently spent time with the Minnesota Vikings after they claimed him on waivers from the Jets. Maybe it would’ve been a little more helpful for the Eagles to sign Henderson BEFORE yesterday’s loss to the Vikings?

The 5-7, 208 pound Henderson is small but he does boast some speed. He fits in the Darren Sproles mold, which makes sense since the Eagles will be without Sproles as the 36-year-old recovers from a quad injury.

The Eagles now have four healthy running backs under team control with Jordan Howard, Miles Sanders, and Boston Scott on the active roster in addition to Henderson the practice squad.

Note the Eagles had a practice squad vacancy after promoting Scott this past Friday.

Current Eagles practice squad

RB De’Angelo Henderson

CB Ajene Harris

WR Robert Davis

WR Greg Ward

QB Kyle Lauletta

WR Marcus Green

TE Joshua Perkins

OG Sua Opeta

DT Bruce Hector

LB Alex Singleton