After two successful run-game weeks for the Philadelphia Eagles, the team announced Wednesday morning that running back Jordan Howard was signed to the 53-man active roster.
The #Eagles have signed RB Jordan Howard to the 53-man roster after he gained 71 yards on 17 carries and a TD last week.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 10, 2021
The move was expected as the Eagles used their second and final elevation for their Week 9 game against the Los Angeles Chargers.
The 27-year-old began his NFL career with the Chicago Bears in 2016. In 2019, Philadelphia acquired Howard in exchange for a 2020 sixth round pick. He appeared in ten games, recording 525 rushing yards and six rushing touchdowns before suffering a shoulder injury.
In 2020, Howard signed with the Miami Dolphins, but was waived mid-season after playing in five games. The Eagles signed him to their practice squad a week later. Howard was elevated for two games. He signed a one-year contract in 2021, was released, and then re-signed to the practice squad.
This season, Philadelphia’s run game has been essentially non-existent up until recently. During the Eagles’ Week 7 game against the Las Vegas Raiders, Sirianni and the offense got off to a strong start as Sanders finished with six carries for 30 yards prior to injuring his ankle.
With Sanders out for two to three weeks, Jordan Howard was elevated from the practice squad. In Week 8 against the Detroit Lions, he finished with 57 rushing yards and two touchdowns. This past Sunday, Howard added another 71 rushing yards and another touchdown to his stats.
Howard will now join Boston Scott and Kenneth Gainwell on the roster as they prepare for Week 10 against the Denver Broncos. There has been no word as to when Miles Sanders will officially return.