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Eagles claim Trey Sermon off waivers: Former 49ers third-round pick joins Philadelphia’s run-heavy offense


The Philadelphia Eagles determined to make an addition to the operating again room in any case, claiming Trey Sermon off waivers from the San Francisco 49ers, the group introduced Thursday. Sermon will likely be a part of the lively roster in Philadelphia, becoming a member of Miles Sanders, Boston Scott, and Kenneth Gainwell within the operating again room. 

Philadelphia had an open roster spot accessible, so the Eagles will not should waive or launch any participant to make room for Sermon. The Eagles additionally received good news involving Sanders on Thursday, as he practiced for the primary time in two weeks whereas recovering from a hamstring harm. 

“He is getting higher day-after-day,” Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni mentioned Thursday. “You realize I by no means put a timetable on a man, however we’re hopeful and we’ll see what occurs.”

A 3rd-round choose within the 2021 NFL Draft, Sermon started his rookie yr behind Raheem Mostert and Elijah Mitchell on the depth chart and didn’t separate himself when given a chance. In 9 video games performed, he rushed for 167 yards and a landing whereas catching three of his 4 targets for 26 yards. Sermon had simply 39 yards this preseason, but nonetheless obtained reward from 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan days earlier than his shocking launch. 

“Trey’s come a good distance right here this yr,” Shanahan mentioned Saturday. “And he is somebody we will depend on and it is not simply him, it is the entire group. So all these guys I feel are ok to assist us. We simply have to determine which path we will go.”

How the Eagles will use Sermon will likely be decided, however he’ll earn a chance in an offense that led the NFL in dashing final season. Sermon is one other asset in a prolific dashing assault, having an opportunity to earn vital carries and touches out of the backfield. 

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