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RB Donnel Pumphrey - Philadelphia Eagles

5-8, 176Born: 12-6-1994College: San Diego StateDrafted: Round 4

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Pumphrey tore his hamstring in practice and is on injured reserve. He'll miss the season.

Week 3: vs New York Giants

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FBG says: Neutral matchup. Here's one of the few teams that can rival the Giants in terms of disinterest in the run game. Maybe it's due to personnel, but for whatever reason, Eagles coach Doug Pederson is defying his coaching upbringing. As Kansas City's coordinator, his offenses were rush-dominant, but in Philadelphia, he's actively avoiding the run. It's hard to fault him: the Eagles possess shaky running back talent at best. LeGarrette Blount was phased out of the Week 2 game plan (six snaps, one touch), while Wendell Smallwood started and was promptly ignored (14 and 4). The Eagles will eventually run more, but never a ton, and their efficiency will always be in question. Smallwood is a mediocre athlete and runner, one who's been held to 2 yards or less on a troubling 44% of his NFL rushes. And Blount looks done, chugging to just 46 yards on 14 carries and converting only 1 of 4 short-yardage tries. Darren Sproles' third-down and change-of-pace role has been the only sliver of dynamism yet in this attack. Surprisingly, the Giants have been a run defense to target thus far. They've allowed 129 and 138 rushing yards in their first 2 games, and opponents have been able to comfortably salt away wins against a typically elite unit. The numbers haven't been inflated by the game script of two bad losses, either - 58% of that production has come in the first halves. The loss of middle linebacker B.J. Goodson may have been an issue in Week 2, but altogether it's been a far cry from their dominant 2016, which saw them hold 8 of their 17 opponents to 90 ground yards or less. Still, it's safe to expect run-stuffing tackle Damon Harrison and company to regroup somewhat in Week 3. The Philadelphia offensive line has been a shell of its usual self thus far, and the Giants are in a position to take advantage.

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Latest News

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.

Our 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.

Our 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.

Our 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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