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Jay Ajayi to sign with Eagles in wake of Darren Sproles injury

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Jay Ajayi is said to be fully recovered from a torn ACL he suffered last year, and the veteran running back is set to return to his old team.

Ajayi worked out for the Philadelphia Eagles on Friday and is expected to sign a contract with the team, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports.

Darren Sproles will miss the rest of the season after he was diagnosed with a torn hip flexor, and starting running back Jordan Howard has been listed on the injury report this week with a shoulder injury. Ajayi is familiar with Doug Pederson’s offense and will give the Eagles added depth at the position.

Ajayi, 26, was acquired by the Eagles in a trade with Miami in 2017 and played seven games for them that season, rushing for 408 yards and a touchdown. He scored three touchdowns and rushed for 184 yards in four games. He also worked out for two other teams over the past three weeks since he declared himself ready to return.

Jay Ajayi reportedly will visit Eagles

Jay Ajayi

Jay Ajayi is looking to return from his torn ACL and could reunite with his former team.

Ajayi is set to visit the Philadelphia Eagles on Friday, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reports.

Ajayi, 26, was acquired by the Eagles in a trade with Miami in 2017 and played seven games for them that season, rushing for 408 yards and a touchdown. He scored three touchdowns and rushed for 184 yards in four games with the Eagles last season before suffering his torn ACL.

Ajayi has worked out for the Detroit Lions and Arizona Cardinals over the past three weeks since declaring himself ready to play.

The Eagles have Miles Sanders, Jordan Howard and Darren Sproles at running back already. Howard is listed as questionable due to a shoulder injury, so it’s possible there’s something going on there that’s led Philly to seek some depth.

Jay Ajayi working out for Cardinals

Jay Ajayi

Jay Ajayi is looking to get back into the NFL, and has at least one interested suitor as he begins working out.

Ajayi is set to work out for the Arizona Cardinals this week, as first reported by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, and could sign if he impresses.

Ajayi is a year removed from an ACL tear, but he has assured teams that the injury is behind him and he’s ready to play at full health. Still
only 26, the running back is three years removed from a 1,272-yard season with the Miami Dolphins.

It’s interesting that the running back is working out for the Cardinals, who already have David Johnson and Chase Edmonds at the position. Johnson has been banged up for the last few weeks, and it could be a sign that Arizona has some modest concerns there.

Free agent Jay Ajayi expected to work out for NFL teams next week

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Almost exactly a year since suffering a torn left ACL, Jay Ajayi is ready to reinsert himself into the NFL mix.

Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Inquirer reported this weekend that the free agent running back is expected to start working out for teams next week.

Ajayi, who is still only 26, rushed for 184 yards and three touchdowns in four games for the Philadelphia Eagles last season before getting hurt in October. His contract expired after the year, and he went unsigned this offseason.

The ex-Pro Bowler attracted interest from at least one notable team in recent months and obviously can still be an impact runner if his health holds up.

5 intriguing NFL free agents who could still make an impact in 2019

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The 2019 NFL regular season is now nearing the quarter mark (if you can believe that) and injuries are beginning to mount across the league. In fact, quite a few of the injuries are significant and season-altering, so an added emphasis will soon be placed on remaining free agents.

But which free agents stand the greatest chance of making a big impact down the stretch? We’re glad you asked. Let’s take a look.

5. Eric Berry, safety

Is the Eric Berry story over? After battling his way back from cancer, injuries once again took a toll on the talented safety, limiting him to just three games over the past two seasons — a major reason why the 30-year-old remains on the free agent market. However, Berry has not indicated that he’s going to retire and he did draw a little interest throughout the offseason. Now, as teams suddenly find themselves in need of savvy veteran talent to fill holes as injuries mount, Berry could become a potentially hot target yet again. So long as his foot/ankle issues are no longer of concern, the book is not yet closed on Berry’s remarkably inspiring career.


Jay Ajayi tells teams he is recovered from ACL surgery, ready to play

Jay Ajayi

We are nearly a month into the NFL season, but one player who could make a major impact remains on the free agent market. That would be Jay Ajayi, and the veteran running back says he is ready to play.

Ajayi has informed all 32 NFL teams that he has fully recovered from ACL surgery and is ready for game action, and Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that several teams could have interest in him.

Ajayi played in just four games for the Philadelphia Eagles last year before tearing his ACL, which means it has been almost a full year since he suffered the injury. He’s still just 26 and has averaged an impressive 4.5 yards per carry for his career, so it would not be a surprise if multiple teams wanted to sign him.

The Green Bay Packers are one team that is a bit thin at the running back position, as Jamaal Williams was stretchered off the field following a frightening injury on Thursday night. There are others that are also banged up at the running back position, so Ajayi could find work quickly.

10 best remaining NFL free agents

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After the initial rush of NFL free agency, it turns out there are still plenty of good players available. Sure, they all have flaws, be it age, a part of their game that’s not quite as prominent as teams would like it to be, or an extensive injury history that has teams questioning whether they can stay on the field. But all of these players have had success at the NFL level and can be key contributors in the right situation if they stay healthy and find the right fit.

Here are ten NFL free agents who rank as the best still available.

10) Darqueze Dennard, CB

A slot corner turned starter for Cincinnati last season, Dennard grew into his role in the Bengals’ secondary during his time with the team. Ultimately, his financial demands forced the pair to go their separate ways this offseason. The slot corner market has been robust, and Dennard figures to play heavily into it. There are injury concerns here — Dennard has just one 16-game season to his name in his NFL career thus far — but if he can stay healthy, he’ll be a worthwhile investment for someone.