Let’s be honest — Miles Sanders has had the short end of the stick so far this season. With 141 total rushing yards prior to Week 7, Sanders was injured just as Philadelphia was beginning to find their identity.
However, the running back will now return after four weeks and is eager to be a part of the Eagles’ new scheme.
In exchange for Sanders’ return, Kenneth Gainwell is listed as out.
#Eagles RB Miles Sanders is active today after being added to the roster yesterday. Rookie RB Kenny Gainwell is inactive for the first time, though my sense is that’s more of a game-plan/special teams thing. They’re still high on Gainwell.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) November 21, 2021
THE RETURN OF SANDERS
Nick Sirianni and the Eagles spent their first half of the season almost rush-less. However, during Week 7 Philadelphia showed fans something different.
In the Eagles’ matchup against the Las Vegas Raiders, running back Miles Sanders had six carries for 30 yards. But the momentum ended as quickly as it started after Sanders’ sustained an ankle injury in the first quarter.
While Sanders was sent to the IR list, Philadelphia has led the league in rushing, averaging 190 yards per game over the last four weeks. They are also the top rushing team in the NFC with 144 yards per game.
The trio of Boston Scott, Jordan Howard, and Kenneth Gainwell rotated with Gainwell totaling the least number of snaps since Sanders’ injury.
On Saturday, Sanders’ 21-day practice window was activated. The running back will play today against the New Orleans Saints. Kickoff at the Linc is at 1 PM as the Eagles play for their first home win.