Philadelphia Eagles new running back Felix Jones has been awfully quiet this preseason and seems to be fourth on the depth chart despite having a lot of experience.
So, this leads to my question,will Jones even make the roster?
Jones may make the Eagles roster just to add depth to an already talented backfield, but Chip Kelly may have other plans. If Kelly decides to keep four running backs, then it will obviously be LeSean McCoy, Bryce Brown, Chris Polk and Jones. That’s a solid group, but is it worth keeping Jones if he barely sees the field since he is running with the third team? It actually may be better if they kept McCoy, Brown, Polk and put undrafted free agent Mathew Tucker on the practice squad since he has averaged 4.2 yards per carry this preseason.
When Jones was initially signed, I thought he would’ve made a big impact on the return game, however, we have yet to see that happen this preseason and it looks like Brandon Boykin and Damaris Johnson will have those duties. So, if Jones has yet to make a splash on offense or special teams, there may be no reason to keep him on the roster and just let the young guys take the field.
Another reason why Jones might not make the roster is because Kelly may want to keep four tight ends, as silly as that sounds. The tight ends will make a major impact this season and the Eagles might want Brent Celek, James Casey, Zach Ertz and even Clay Harbor on the roster because of how valuable their position is in Kelly’s offense.
I believe Jones can still play in the NFL, but time is running out and we haven’t seen much out of him. Kelly will have to determine if Jones is worth keeping. If not, Jones will have to find a new home pretty soon.
Sonny Bryan is a Philadelphia Eagles writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @SonnyBryan50