Thursday, May 12, 2022

NFL Roster Moves: Saints Fire Ex-Eagles Leading Rusher

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The New Orleans Saints have released running back Josh Adams via NFL transaction line. Adams spent last season on the Saints Practice Squad and closed a futures contract with the team in January. Apparently, the Philadelphia native wasn’t part of their long-term plans.

Adams was the lead back for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2018 when he rushed for 511 yards and 3 touchdowns in 14 games. The former Notre Dame standout led the roster in rushing yards that year, ahead of Wendell Smallwood (364 yards) and Corey Clement (259) after injuries to Jay Ajayi and Darren Sproles left them skinny in the backfield. The Eagles cut Adams from training camp during recent 2019 roster cuts.

“All the ups and downs don’t come naturally to me. I appreciate the path I’ve walked,” Adams said in 2018 on NBC Sports Philadelphia. But all in all I am blessed to have this experience and to be part of this organization.”

Hope everything works out for the hometown kid who starred at Central Bucks South in Warrington, PA. He has 157 career rushes for 680 yards and 5 touchdowns during stints with the Eagles, Jets and Saints.

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Plan leaks are slowly trickling in, and the NFL is poised to announce its full 2022 lineup Thursday, May 12 at 8 p.m. The Eagles are Season opening expected on September 11th on the road against the Arizona Cardinals at 4:05 p.m. It’s a chance for Zach Ertz to confront his former teammates and the franchise that drafted him in 2013.

The only confirmed game on the 2022 schedule is a Week 2 showdown at Lincoln Financial Field against the Minnesota Vikings. This is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. as part of a Monday Night Football doubleheader and will air on ESPN. Yes, Justin Jefferson is finally coming to Philly.

James Bradberry remains available in free agency and the Eagles need a starting cornerback. While the team hasn’t been linked to the former Pro Bowler, Howie Roseman admitted there’s a chance he could add a few more pieces to the secondary during a recent interview on JAKIB Media’s Sports Take Wednesday.

“We’re always going to come out of a draft with some positions where people are going to say, ‘I wish they were a little bit better here,'” Roseman said. “We just have to keep working. We are in a better place than we were.”

The last part referred to the internal candidates at cornerback. Roseman has reiterated that he shared the depth and competition there with Darius Slay, Zech McPhearson, Avonte Maddox, Tay Gowan, Mac McCain III, Josiah Scott, Kary Vincent Jr. and undrafted rookie free agents Mario Goodrich, Josh Jobe and Josh Blackwell like.

“These are all guys that we got good marks from,” Roseman said of his young corners. “They are young, talented guys who will be going through our offseason program for the first time, and we almost consider them part of that draft class when it comes to adding guys who are going through our offseason program for the first time.” go through the program. season and get a chance to be with our coaches.”

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