Adding a running back the caliber of Bell or Johnson would give the Eagles offense a much-needed boost. It would take some doing on the part of the team, the player and his current squad across the state in Pittsburgh, but the delicious possibility became the talk of the league, at least online.
McCoy has two seasons remaining on his deal. Do you think Ajayi going on IR changes the status of Bell in relations to a trade?
It's dot-connecting season in the NFL.
Ajayi was reportedly injured in the Eagles' 23-21 loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. So if he's not the primary trade target for the Eagles now, he's a solid fallback option if Bell is genuinely available but is deemed to be more risky overall. Ajayi totaled 873 rushing yards last season, playing seven games for both the Eagles and Dolphins. Furthermore, Darren Sproles has missed the last four games with a hamstring injury and Corey Clement, who is expected to play this week, missed the last two games with a quad injury.
The Eagles have restructured defensive tackle Fletcher Cox's contract, which created more cap space for this year ($6.5 million) and next ($11.7 million). At 2-3, there is some panic in the City of Brotherly Love that there is a Super Bowl hangover.