Eagles Beat: RB LeGarrette Blount could be on roster bubble

Despite the fact that he has opened both preseason games atop the depth chart and been given the bulk of the snaps and carries with the first-team offense, it wouldn't be surprising to see LeGarrette Blount among the Eagles' cuts despite signing as a free agent back in May.

Related players: Wendell Smallwood

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This is a story that's picking up a ton of steam in Philly the last two days, perhaps all because of a couple of sweep runs in preseason Week 2 which made Blount appear extremely slow. In Blount's defense, he ran those plays due to a lack of healthy Eagles RBs, at least according to Eagles HC Doug Pederson who cited injuries to Darren Sproles and Smallwood. Also keep in mind the Eagles could be putting those plays on tape to keep defenses on their toes as Blount on the field usually signifies a run up the middle. Perhaps most important about this story is the talk of Smallwood as of late, and how his role could be vital to the Eagles in 2017, especially if Blount doesn't make the team. Until now, he's been somewhat of an afterthought. Smallwood's being called the Eagles most complete back, with those who follow the team saying he's bulked up and has improved in the passing game. For those who took Blount and could be left on the short end of the stick, Smallwood is a player to keep in mind as a replacement. However there's probably no need to overreact at this point, but having a plan in mind always helps.

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