The Eagles are planning to sign running back Boston Scott off of the New Orleans Saints practice squad roster, per Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.
The move likely means that the Eagles got Clement’s MRI back and it was not good. Expect Clement to wind up on the injured reserve to make room for Scott. With three games remaining in the season, the move may only be a precautionary one. The injury could not come at a worse time for Clement, who had finally seemed to be getting over his early season injury to produce again. His season would end with a disappointing 68 rushes for just 259 yards (3.8 yard per carry average), 22 catches for 192 yards (8.7 yards per catch) and a combined two touchdowns.
Boston Scott, a sixth-round pick of the Saints in this year’s draft, would enter with no experience in NFL games that count. He has appeared only in the four preseason games for the Saints, gaining 121 yards on 25 carries and 18 yards on three receptions.
Scott’s teammate, All-Pro defensive end Cameron Jordan, took to Twitter to express his feelings on the potential of losing Scott to the Eagles.
I’ll decline... can I decline? my teammates talented... beat it philly ☹️ pic.twitter.com/kM1MfZSAwZ— cameron jordan (@camjordan94) December 10, 2018
Boston is only five foot, six inches tall and weighs only 203 pounds – the same height as Darren Sproles and a mere 13 pounds heavier. The Eagles may bring Scott in with the hope that he could learn from Sproles and be the young replacement for him in the future. Scott did return kicks during his college career, and, with his size, he could learn to hide behind his linemen and make cuts just as Sproles. If he proves to be successful at one or both, expect him to stick around in 2019.