Dolphins and former Eagles' RB Jordan Howard reached agreement on a two-year deal worth north of $10 million, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 17, 2020
Howard was a big part of Philadelphia’s offense early in the 2019 season, and helped rookie Miles Sanders acclimate to the NFL. Sanders took the reigns as the lead back when Howard was injured in Week 9, and Boston Scott saw an emergence later in the season and into the playoffs.
He only suited up for 10 games with the Eagles last year, but Howard still managed 525 yards on 119 carries and 6 touchdowns — and importantly, 28 first downs.
The RB ended up missing the final six games of the year with a stinger in his arm, sustained against the Bears, his former team. He didn’t anticipate it keeping him out for long, but week-after-week, things didn’t improve and he wasn’t cleared for contact.
“It’s been kind of tough,” he said, according to NBC Sports. “First time I’ve ever missed games in my NFL career, so it’s definitely been tough, so I’ve just been living through Miles and Boston (Scott), watching them play. … I wanted to be out there so bad. I had prided myself in not missing any games.”
Howard doesn’t have a history of injuries and with time to recover, should be healthy moving forward.