It’s always a little interesting when an Eagles player is signed by another NFC East opponent. The movement from Philadelphia to Washington over the years has included key players like Donovan McNabb and DeSean Jackson — and now, they’ve added Wendell Smallwood and Treyvon Hester just a week before the two teams face off in the season opener.
Eagles head coach Doug Pederson spoke a bit on Monday about how there is definitely some validity toward the thoughts that Washington can use some of the their insider knowledge.
“It happens a lot, but I’m sure coaches will pick the brain and see what they know and see what they can use. And probably it just kind of confirms what they’ve seen on tape.”
And, while Smallwood says there’s no hard feelings — especially since he earned a Super Bowl ring during his few years in Philly — it already looks like the former Philly running back is eager for his early shot at a sort of “revenge game” against the Eagles.
Talked w Wendell Smallwood. Impressive. No hard feelings toward the Eagles - “I won a Super Bowl there” - but he’s ready to “whoop up on them” this Sunday— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) September 2, 2019
Of course, Smallwood hardly seems likely to play much with Derrius Guice, Adrian Peterson, and Chris Thompson ahead of him on Washington’s depth chart. Smallwood might only play on special teams, if he’s even active at all.
While the depth at the Eagles’ running back position is definitely stronger than it’s been in recent years, it’s still weird to see Smallwood in a Washington jersey.
Newly signed #Redskins RB Wendell Smallwood in action. pic.twitter.com/BUaXWO9wsl— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) September 2, 2019