The Chicago Bears in the discontinuance moved Jordan Howard.
Chicago shipped the running back to the Philadelphia Eagles in alternate for a 2020 sixth-spherical place cease on Thursday night, the Eagles announced. Stipulations in the alternate will also flex that choice to a 2020 fifth-spherical place cease.
Howard had been rumored as alternate bait since sooner than the 2018 season, as Tarik Cohen took on a better role in first-year coach Matt Nagy’s offense. In his third season in the Windy City, Howard saw one more dip in manufacturing as he totaled 935 dashing yards and 3.7 yards per carry. When Chicago signed outdated college Seahawks running back Mike Davis in free company, the writing regarded to be on the wall.
Silent on his cheap rookie deal, Howard is slated to make $2 million in the last season of his four-year contract.
In Philadelphia, Howard will add to a running book room desperate for a bell cow. Sooner than procuring the 24-year-dilapidated, the Eagles employed Corey Clement, Josh Adams, Wendell Smallwood, Donnel Pumphrey and Boston Scott of their backfield, having let spin of veterans Jay Ajayi and Darren Sproles. With Ajayi and Sproles sidelined by distress in 2018, the Eagles averaged appropriate 98.1 dashing YPG and 3.9 YPC, factual for twenty eighth and thirtieth in the professionals, respectively.
Here is the 2nd mammoth alternate that Eagles general supervisor Howie Roseman has swung this offseason. Philly acquired outdated college Buccaneers (and Eagles) receiver DeSean Jackson in a alternate that integrated the swapping of late-spherical picks after which re-signed the former.
Chicago, meanwhile, will spin forward with Cohen and Davis as its two-headed running back assault.
The Bears may per chance miss Howard, who living the franchise’s rookie dashing anecdote with 1,313 yards in 2016. The back also reached 2,000 dashing yards faster (24 games) than Walter Payton and Gale Sayers. Since entering the league, Howard has the third-most dashing yards of any running back in the league (3,370), appropriate on the back of Ezekiel Elliott (4,048) and Todd Gurley (3,441).
However despite that ancient early manufacturing, Chicago has chosen to offload Howard sooner than being compelled to re-signal him.