Eagles are missing Miles Sanders again at practice

Miles Sanders, Philadelphia Eagles. (Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports)
Miles Sanders, Philadelphia Eagles. (Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports) /

On Friday, the Philadelphia Eagles were once again without running back Miles Sanders at practice, as he deals with a hamstring issue.

Entering his fourth NFL season, Miles Sanders is being hyped up. Unfortunately, the hype train has taken a momentary pause.

After injuring his hamstring over the weekend, Sanders has been absent this week from the Philadelphia Eagles. The running back missed another day of practice on Friday afternoon, all but ensuring he won’t play in the Eagles’ second preseason game when they take on the Cleveland Browns this upcoming Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium.

Last year, Sanders had one of the more bizarre stat lines you’ll ever see. Despite rushing for 754 yards on a phenomenal 5.5 yards per carry, he couldn’t find the end zone once. Sanders also caught 26 passes for a n additional 158 yards, but again, no touchdowns.

Miles Sanders misses another Eagles practice with a hurting hamstring.

This season, the offense is geared up in a way where Sanders should have more room to roam. The Eagles aggressively added pieces on both sides of the ball, with the offense getting a blockbuster addition in receiver A.J. Brown,  coming over in a trade from the Tennessee Titans.

Sanders is the unquestioned lead back in Philadelphia, pairing with the mobility of quarterback Jalen Hurts to provide the Eagles with a tough 1-2 punch coming from the backfield. Last year, the Eagles had the league’s top-ranked ground game, propelling them to nine wins and an NFC wild card berth. In the playoffs, Philadelphia lost in its opener to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.