The Philadelphia Eagles have been looking for more depth at the running back position. On Wednesday, they added just that. The Eagles signed former North Texas RB DeAndre Torrey to a contract. The signing of Torrey would bring the roster to 91 players, according to the team website. Accordingly, that means someone would have to get cut loose.

That player could be one of the fellow running backs on the roster. The addition of Torrey would give the Eagles six running backs on the current roster. They may keep all six around simply to find which handful they like the most before the season, though.

Torrey provides a unique skillset for the Eagles backfield. He would be described as a prototypical, smaller “scat” back. Torrey is 5’7 and 200 pounds, but he is explosive with good hands. He provides a similar projection to an offense as current veteran Eagles RB Boston Scott. Torrey had 1,215 rushing yards and thirteen touchdowns in his final season at North Texas.

The Mean Green product will be vying for a roster spot against Scott, Jason Huntley, and Kennedy Brooks. Miles Sanders and Kenneth Gainwell seemingly have their roster spot on lock. It will be interesting to see if he can carve out a depth role for the Eagles.

Per the team’s website, the roster is over the 90-man limit after the addition of Torrey, so his addition means that one player will be waived or released in the very near future.

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