Miles Sanders, the second-round rookie, has looked the part when given the chance. The Eagles are slowly integrating Sanders into the offense after he missed all of the offseason program workouts with a hamstring injury.
On Tuesday, Sanders displayed versatility in team drills. With tackling permitted in practice, Sanders made a few impressive runs through contact. During 11-on-11 drills, the running back scored a short-yardage touchdown through a wall of bodies.
We're seeing all kinds of news about the Eagles backs, all of which is positive. Early reports said Sanders would eventually eat away carries from Howard. More recent reports have Howard looking great as well, while dominating first-team reps. One thing Sanders needed to work on was receiving, according to beat writers, but according to the story, Sanders looked natural catching the ball. This is likely shaping up to be a committee backfield, at least early on.