Sport Eagles RB Jay Ajayi possibly in line for heavy workload against Cowboys

22:50  14 november  2017
22:50  14 november  2017 Source:   Sporting News

Eagles' Jay Ajayi will play limited role in first game vs. Broncos

  Eagles' Jay Ajayi will play limited role in first game vs. Broncos The running back was traded from the Dolphins to the Eagles on Tuesday in exchange for a fourth-round draft pick. Eagles coach Doug Pederson didn't initially commit to playing him in the Week 9 matchup, though he appears to be willing to allot some time on the field for Ajayi, who learned a portion of the playbook this week."He's done a nice job," Pederson told reporters on Friday. "He's a smart guy. He comes from an offense that uses very similar terminology, so he's familiar with that.

In line for heavy workload Saturday. Ajayi could be in line for more carries Sunday versus the Cowboys , reports the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero. Up Next. Can't-Miss Play: Jay Ajayi 's first TD with Eagles is a 46-yard joltSun, Nov 5 at 5:11pm.

Eagles RB Jay Ajayi is active for today’s game against the Broncos. He's a desperation Week 9 fantasy play. Ajayi gets a Week 10 bye and should be ready for a full workload in Week 11.

The Eagles enjoyed a bye last week, resting with the NFL's best record.

They head to Dallas on Sunday night to face their NFC East foes for the first time this season. Running back has been a muddled position for the Eagles (8-1) this season, but that may change this week with Jay Ajayi possibly taking over lead back duties.

"He's able to handle everything that we give him at this point," Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich told reporters Tuesday, via nj.com. "As the week went on, the package of plays we gave him grew. By the end of the week, he was adapting so well and learning so well, we were adding to his number of plays, because he could handle it.

Eagles' Jay Ajayi will play limited role in first game vs. Broncos

  Eagles' Jay Ajayi will play limited role in first game vs. Broncos The running back was traded from the Dolphins to the Eagles on Tuesday in exchange for a fourth-round draft pick. Eagles coach Doug Pederson didn't initially commit to playing him in the Week 9 matchup, though he appears to be willing to allot some time on the field for Ajayi, who learned a portion of the playbook this week."He's done a nice job," Pederson told reporters on Friday. "He's a smart guy. He comes from an offense that uses very similar terminology, so he's familiar with that.

TRADE: # Eagles have acquired RB Jay Ajayi from Miami in exchange for a 2018 4th-round pick. But he saw his workload reduced significantly in recent games and logged only 13 offensive snaps last week against the 49ers.

Philadelphia Eagles Acquire RB Jay Ajayi from Miami Dolphins in Exchange for 2018 Fourth-Round Pick. Originally a fifth-round draft choice of the Dolphins in 2015 (149th overall), Ajayi has played in 31 games (19 starts) and has carried 447 times for 1,924 yards and 9 TDs.

a person wearing a helmet: Jay Ajayi © (Getty Images) Jay Ajayi

"When I look at our game plan for this week, I look at it and there's probably not a play on there that I wouldn't feel comfortable putting his number on. As far as Jay learning and knowing what to do. That speaks a lot of him and what he's able to do as a player."

Ajayi has played just one game with the Eagles after getting traded from the Dolphins. He handled just eight carries in his Eagles debut, but amassed 77 yards and a touchdown.

Philadelphia also has LaGarrette Blount and explosive rookie Corey Clement, who scored three touchdowns in a Week 9 win over the Broncos. Ajayi became a proven workhorse during his time with the Dolphins, and he could soon carve out a similar role with the Eagles.

NFL Week 9 Local Headlines: Jay Ajayi revels in dream debut, Bruce Arians hails 'unbelievable' Adrian Peterson .
A look at the some of the best headlines from a Week 9 slate that saw some surprise NFC teams reaffirm their status as contenders.Huge wins for the Eagles, Rams and Saints lent further credence to talk of them going deep into the playoffs.

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