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  Eagles | Four RBs for one spot in Philly?    Wed May 29, 02:48 AM

Philadelphia Eagles RBs Wendell Smallwood, Josh Adams, Boston Scott and Donnel Pumphrey are likely competing for the team's fourth and final backfield spot, in the opinion of NJ.com's Mike Kaye. The three likely locks are RBs Jordan Howard, Miles Sanders and Corey Clement.

Footballguys view: The Eagles have an interesting mix of the four backs likely competing for one spot. Adams is your classic banger who got some work for them last year down the stretch. Smallwood has the experience edge and is an all-purpose back who can be used as a runner or receiver out of the backfield. We'll see how this competition shakes out in training camp.

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  Eagles | Donnel Pumphrey's spot in jeopardy?    Thu May 9, 09:51 PM

Philadelphia Eagles RB Donnel Pumphrey is in danger of being left off the 53-man roster, according to Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News.

Footballguys view: Pumphrey didn't look that different from Tarik Cohen when both were in college, but injuries and a poor rookie camp have held him back. Another team should look at him if the Eagles let him go because Pumphrey can also contribute in the return game.

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  Eagles | Philly signs 10 to futures deals    Mon Jan 14, 08:07 PM

The Philadelphia Eagles signed LB Asantay Brown, C Anthony Fabiano, OG Kaleb Johnson, CB Jeremiah McKinnon, WR Braxton Miller, WR Dorren Miller, DE Joe Ostman, RB Donnel Pumphrey, CB Chandon Sullivan and TE Will Tye to Reserve/Futures contracts Monday, Jan. 14. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Braxton Miller was a third-round pick of the Texans in the 2016 NFL draft but he failed to develop as a receiver. He's incredibly athletic and can be a weapon on offense. We'll stubbornly monitor him but only in super deep dynasty formats. Pumphrey and Tye are worth keeping an eye on in those leagues as well.

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  Eagles | Donnel Pumphrey signs with Eagles    Tue Oct 23, 01:56 PM

Free-agent RB Donnel Pumphrey (Eagles) signed with the Philadelphia Eagles' practice squad Thursday, Oct. 23.

Footballguys view: Pumphrey is back with the Eagles but on their practice squad this time. A fourth-round pick out of San Diego State in the 2017 NFL draft, Pumphrey missed his rookie season due to a hamstring injury. He failed to make the 53-man roster this year and was released. The Lions picked him up on their practice squad in September but he only lasted a few weeks there.

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  Jets | Multiple noteworthy players hosted by Jets    Tue Oct 16, 07:39 PM

Free-agents WR Corey Coleman (Patriots), OT Derek Newton (Texans) and RB Donnel Pumphrey (Eagles) worked out for the New York Jets Tuesday, Oct. 16.

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  Lions | Donnel Pumphrey let go    Wed Sep 26, 05:47 PM

Detroit Lions RB Donnel Pumphrey was released from the practice squad Wednesday, Sept. 26.

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  Lions | Donnel Pumphrey signing with Detroit    Tue Sep 4, 01:23 PM

Free-agent RB Donnel Pumphrey (Eagles) will sign with the Detroit Lions on Tuesday, Sept. 4, and will join the team's practice squad.

Footballguys view: Pumphrey gives the team a developmental scatback on the practice squad. Injuries derailed his career with the Eagles (after just one year), but the NCAA's all-time leading rusher is looking for a fresh start.

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  Lions | Donnel Pumphrey gets a look in Detroit    Mon Sep 3, 01:43 PM

Free-agent RB Donnel Pumphrey (Eagles) will be one of several running backs working out with the Detroit Lions on Tuesday, Sept. 4.

Footballguys view: Pumphrey failed to make the Eagles 53-man roster this year and is looking for work. The Lions might want to add him as a change-of-pace back.

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  Eagles | Donnel Pummphrey cut    Sat Sep 1, 12:25 PM

Philadelphia Eagles RB Donnel Pumphrey was waived Saturday, Sept. 1, according to a source.

Footballguys view: With Darren Sproles healthy the Eagles didn't need Pumphrey as a change of pace back. After a lost rookie season due to injury, Pumphrey could stay with the Eagles on the practice squad if they'd like.

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  Eagles | Philly gets four back at practice Sunday    Sun Aug 26, 02:38 PM

Philadelphia Eagles WR Nelson Agholor (lower body), WR Markus Wheaton (hamstring), RB Corey Clement (leg) and RB Donnel Pumphrey (hamstring) returned to practice Sunday, Aug. 26.

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  Eagles | Donnel Pumphrey full go    Tue Aug 21, 03:39 PM

Philadelphia Eagles RB Donnel Pumphrey (hamstring) said he is back to full health and will practice later this week when the Eagles return from their Week 3 preseason game.

Footballguys view: Pumphrey needs to stay healthy to flash what he can do at the pro level. The second-year pro missed all of his rookie season in 2017 due to a hamstring injury. He was catching a ton of passes and turning heads earlier this offseason, but here he is again banged up with a hamstring. The FBS all-time leading rusher could make it as a change-of-pace back behind starter Jay Ajayi if he could stay healthy and impress. Pumphrey is on the roster bubble with only a couple of weeks left in August.

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  Eagles | Donnel Pumphrey to miss time    Sun Aug 19, 04:48 PM

Philadelphia Eagles RB Donnel Pumphrey (hamstring) will not participate in practice this week because of an upper hamstring injury. He should return next week.

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  Eagles | Donnel Pumphrey misses practice    Sat Aug 11, 03:40 PM

Philadelphia Eagles RB Donnel Pumphrey (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Saturday, Aug. 11, because of a lower body injury.

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  Eagles | Donnel Pumphrey expects to be fine    Wed Aug 8, 08:56 PM

Philadelphia Eagles RB Donnel Pumphrey (undisclosed) left practice early Tuesday, Aug. 7, but said he will be able to play in the first preseason game Thursday, Aug. 9.

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  Eagles | Donnel Pumphrey turning heads in camp    Tue Aug 7, 09:15 PM

Philadelphia Eagles RB Donnel Pumphrey 'looks like a different guy' and is the 'most improved guy in camp,' according to Reuben Frank of NBC Sports Philadelphia's Reuben Frank.

Footballguys view: Pumphrey is ahead of Wendell Smallwood and has a decent chance of making the roster as a long-term replacement for Darren Sproles, who the team might not have expected to be back this year after tearing an ACL last year.

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  Eagles | Donnel Pumphrey faces uphill climb    Sat May 19, 10:23 PM

Philadelphia Eagles RB Donnel Pumphrey (hamstring) missed the 2017 season with a torn hamstring and will be fighting for a roster spot this summer. NJ.com's Eliot Shorr-Parks believes it is silly to write off Pumphrey after just 26 preseason carries, because the 2017 rookie looked dynamic at times in practice and bulked up, per reports. Even still, Pumphrey faces an uphill battle to make the final roster.

Footballguys view: The FBS all-time leading rusher is only 179 pounds. Even if he's gained weight, Pumphrey simply lacks the body armor to hold up to the NFL beating. That being said, if he works as a part-time player then there's enough ability to be worth consideration. The Eagles are stacked at the running back position and that certainly hurts Pumphrey's chances of making the team. He can play slot receiver, so perhaps that extra bit of versatility will keep the 2017 fourth-round pick on the roster.

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  Eagles | Donnel Pumphrey adding weight    Sun Feb 11, 01:26 PM

Philadelphia Eagles RB Donnel Pumphrey currently weighs 185 pounds, which is up from the 177 pounds he was when he was drafted last offseason. Pumphrey said he hopes to reach 190 pounds later this offseason.

Footballguys view: Pumphrey is a small back, measuring in at 169 pounds at the Senior Bowl last year. If he can get to 190 it will help him take the punishment of the NFL. Pumphrey is dangerous with the ball in his hands as a runner or receiver out of the backfield. He'll work into the RB rotation with the Eagles like they used to use Darren Sproles. If healthy, Pumphrey could have flex appeal in PPR leagues due to his skill set and expected role.

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  Eagles | Donnel Pumphrey ready to roll    Fri Feb 9, 09:51 PM

Philadelphia Eagles RB Donnel Pumphrey (hamstring) said he is '100 percent healed up' and ready for the 2018 season. 'You're going to see the versatile Donnel Pumphrey I once was and a stronger and faster back that can also do it on special teams,' he said.

Footballguys view: Pumphrey missed all of his rookie season with this hamstring injury. He's a dynamic player who can work as a change-of-pace weapon in space. He's working on adding weight this offseason in an effort to be more durable.

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  Eagles | Donnel Pumphrey out for season    Mon Sep 18, 01:27 PM

Updating previous reports, Philadelphia Eagles RB Donnel Pumphrey (hamstring) is out for the season.

Footballguys view: Pumphrey flashed a bit during training camp and the preseason. The team is likely looking at him as the eventual replacement to Darren Sproles.

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  Eagles | Donnel Pumphrey lands on IR    Fri Sep 15, 07:53 PM

Updating a previous report, the Philadelphia Eagles placed RB Donnel Pumphrey (hamstring) on the Reserve/Injured list on Friday, Sept. 15.

Footballguys view: A healthy scratch for the season opener, the Eagles fourth-round pick out of San Diego State tore his hamstring in practice this week. He could be designated to return, but it looks like the speedy rookie will be shut down for the year. He's the eventual replacement for Darren Sproles is Pumphrey stays healthy.

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  Eagles | Donnel Pumphrey facing lengthy absence    Fri Sep 15, 11:32 AM

Philadelphia Eagles RB Donnel Pumphrey (hamstring) suffered a torn hamstring in practice Friday, Sept. 15, and he's out indefinitely.

Footballguys view: Pumphrey was already the fifth running back out of five on the Eagles roster. He's likely to go on injured reserve.

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  Eagles | Philly's Thursday practice report    Thu Sep 14, 03:09 PM

Philadelphia Eagles CB Ronald Darby (ankle), RB Donnel Pumphrey (hamstring) and DT Destiny Vaeao (wrist) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 14. LB Najee Goode (forearm), DE Brandon Graham (triceps), FS Corey Graham (hamstring), CB Jalen Mills (thumb) and OT Jason Peters (groin) participated fully.

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  Eagles | Wednesday injury report for Eagles    Wed Sep 13, 03:49 PM

Philadelphia Eagles CB Ronald Darby (ankle) and DT Destiny Vaeao (wrist) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 13. RB Donnel Pumphrey (hamstring) was limited and LB Najee Goode (forearm), DE Brandon Graham (triceps), FS Corey Graham (hamstring), CB Jalen Mills (thumb) and OT Jason Peters (groin) participated fully.

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  Eagles | Week 1 inactives for PHI    Sun Sep 10, 11:46 AM

The Philadelphia Eagles have declared CB Rasul Douglas, WR Shelton Gibson, CB Dexter McDougle, DE Steven Means, RB Donnel Pumphrey, DT Elijah Qualls, OG Chance Warmack inactive for Week 1.

Footballguys view: The Eagles have four active running backs, which is bad news for clarity on which to start against the thin Washington run defense.

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  Eagles | Donnel Pumphrey avoids concussion    Fri Sep 1, 08:50 AM

Philadelphia Eagles RB Donnel Pumphrey (head) passed concussion tests after the final preseason game Thursday, Aug. 31. Pumphrey struggled all preseason and had 10 yards on seven carries in the game. He admitted the game speed is still an adjustment.

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  Eagles | Two players return to practice for PHI    Sun Aug 6, 10:49 AM

Philadelphia Eagles LB Mychal Kendricks (quadriceps) and RB Donnel Pumphrey (hamstring) returned to practice Sunday, Aug. 6.

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  Eagles | Donnel Pumphrey sits again    Wed Aug 2, 11:27 PM

Philadelphia Eagles RB Donnel Pumphrey (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Aug. 2.

Footballguys view: Pumphrey hurt the hamstring on Sunday, July 30. It's not considered a serious injury, but rookies need all the practice time they can get. He had been generating a lot of buzz, but this could slow down the momentum for the Darren Sproles clone.

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