The Philadelphia Eagles waived undrafted rookie free agent running back Adrian Killins on Monday afternoon, according to an official announcement from the team.
The Eagles curiously used a practice squad protection on Killins earlier this week for the first time this season. They already have fourth running backs on the roster in Miles Sanders, Boston Scott, Corey Clement, and Jason Huntley. Perhaps they called him up just so they can have more speed on the roster with DeSean Jackson, Jalen Reagor, and Quez Watkins all not playing. Killins could also be used in the return game.
The Eagles utilized Killins on eight offensive snaps and zero special teams snaps during their Week 4 win over the San Francisco 49ers. He had one reception for two yards and one carry for -12 yards on a play that was sniffed out deep in the backfield. In other words, he didn’t exactly light the world on fire.
Killins has interesting theoretical upside due to his raw speed. But that attribute has yet to manifest in him really impressing on the football field, be that in practice or a game setting.
One would imagine the Eagles will look to sign Killins back to their practice squad if he clears waivers, which seems likely.
To be determined what the Eagles plan to do with the open roster spot. Watkins is eligible to be activated from injured reserve but might need another week before he can play. Will Parks might be the in same boat. Vinny Curry and Craig James are also eligible to be activated from IR this week.