NFL rumors: Eagles RB1 hint, Bryce Young shows out, C.J. Stroud slow play

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Eagles, Rashaad Penny, D'Andre Swift
PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – JUNE 1: Kennedy Brooks #34, D’Andre Swift #0, Rashaad Penny #23, and Jalen Hurts #1 of the Philadelphia Eagles look on during OTAs at the NovaCare Complex on June 1, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

NFL rumors: Eagles hint at starting running back in training camp?

The Philadelphia Eagles were oh-so-close to winning their second Super Bowl title but fell just short against the Kansas City Chiefs this past February. Even though the team did lose a bunch of talent, they still made additions to keep them the favorites to win the NFC in 2023. One position where there was a changeover was at running back.

Mile Sanders became a free agent and signed a four-year, $25.4 million contract with the Carolina Panthers. With one big void at the top of the running back depth chart, the Eagles did address it. First off, they brought in former Seattle Seahawks running back Rashaad Penny and then during the NFL Draft, acquired D’Andre Swift from the Detroit Lions.

So, Eagles fans are probably wondering who has the edge to earn the starting job in 2023.

At training camp on Wednesday, Penny was spotted taking the first carry with the first-team offense, per Eliot Shorr-Parks of

While Penny did get the first carry on the first team, things can change. Let’s not forget that head coach Nick Sirianni has shown that he is willing to rotate running backs throughout the game.

As Shorr-Parks points out, Sirianni said before practice that he would be using all of his running backs across all three teams.

So, as for the question as to who will be the starter who takes snaps from quarterback Jalen Hurts, it’s still a bit early to tell.