Running back, Boston Scott will officially be back for the 2021 NFL season with the Philadelphia Eagles.
This past Thursday, April 1, Scott signed his exclusive rights free agent tender.
In March, the Philadelphia Eagles tendered contracts for Scott along with wide receiver Greg Ward and linebacker Alex Singleton. All three players were exclusive rights free agents (ERFA) — players with two or less years of NFL experience with existing contracts that expired.
Their options were to sign with the Philadelphia Eagles or don’t play at all.
Singleton signed his ERFA tender on March 25, followed by Ward, who signed his last week. As of this Thursday, all three men will return for another season with The Birds.
A RETURN FOR NUMBER 35
Scott entered the NFL as a sixth-round pick in 2018, joining the New Orleans Saints. That season, the Eagles signed him off of the practice squad. He became back-up to Miles Sanders.
In the last two seasons, Scott played 27 games for 416 receiving yards and seven touchdowns. He’s carried the ball 141 times for 619 rushing yards, ranking 10th in yards per reception at his position.
Scott will join Sanders, Jason Huntley, Elijah Holyfield, and Adrian Killins (who re-signed with the Eagles on March 17). Going on 26-years-old, he will be the oldest running back on the team.
Scott’s one-year tender is worth $920,000.
Given the Eagles’ salary cap issues this season, Boston Scott was a win for the team. He’s quick, he’s able to complete runs and catches, and he’ll be a solid contributor when needed.