According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the Eagles have re-signed running back Boston Scott to a one-year, $1.75 million deal worth up to $2.25 million. Scott will receive $1.1 million guaranteed.
Scott had previously not been tendered a contract by the Eagles. If they had, he would’ve had a contract of $2.4 million. Now, the Eagles are able to save some money while still bringing back a reliable rotational player.
Last year, Scott ran for 373 rushing yards and seven touchdowns in a crowded RB group. It’ll be interesting to see how the time utilizes Scott assuming both Miles Sanders and Kenny Gainwell are healthy. Sanders’ place as the top back is undisputed, while Gainwell will look to take a larger step in his second year.
Still, perhaps the encouraging showing from last year’s RB room will ensure that a constant rotation three to four backs — with Sanders as the workhorse — is continued to be used.
Eagles Bring Back Anthony Harris
Scott wasn’t the only player to be brought back. The Birds also resigned safety Anthony Harris on a similar one-year deal, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Last year, the 30-year-old Harris played in 14 games, registering 72 tackles and one interception.
When targeted, Harris allowed a pass rating of 68.7 and a completion percentage of 51.1%, the lowest season total of his career. Of course, Harris’ value goes far beyond the field. He supplanted himself as a team leader — especially in a young safety group — while also giving back to the Philadelphia community.
#Eagles signing two high-character players on Friday evening.
Anthony Harris immediately immersed himself in the community scene upon arrival with his foundation, gave back to the youth in underserved areas.
Boston Scott has repeatedly helped those in La. w/ disaster relief.
— Mike Kaye (@mike_e_kaye) March 18, 2022
While the safety situation certainly isn’t ideal — with Marcus Epps currently projected as the starter opposite Harris — it’s nice seeing a familiar face that can provide productivity in the short term. We’ll just have to wait and see if the Eagles add more safety depth either in free agency or during the draft.