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By Brandon Apter, Sports Talk Philly editor

The NFL Trade Deadline is at 4:00 p.m. today, October 31, and the Philadelphia Eagles have made a move to make their offense even more dangerous in the backfield. They've acquired Miami Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi for a 2018 fourth round pick.

Ajayi hasn't been able to replicate his successes from a year ago, but he's bound to get close to that form once again behind a better offensive line in Philadelphia. So far this season, the 24-year-old has carried the ball 138 times for 465 yards. He's rushed for 120+ yards in two games this season as well. Last year, Ajayi compiled 1,272 yards on 260 carries, scoring eight touchdowns. Ajayi is under contract through next season after signing a four-year, $2.5 million contract with the Dolphins prior to the 2015-16 campaign.

LeGarrette Blount has developed into a strong addition to the Eagles this season while both Wendell Smallwood and Corey Clement have made positive strides as well. Adding Ajayi to that mix makes the Eagles offense even more versatile than they have been through eight games this season.


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