The Philadelphia Eagles signed ex-Dallas Cowboys running back Felix Jones to a one-year contract.
PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Eagles made an attempt at a low-risk acquisition of a onetime high draft pick by signing ex-Dallas Cowboys running back Felix Jones to a one-year contract Tuesday.
“I was just really trying to see what’s out there,” the 26-year-old Jones said.
Jones has averaged 4.8 yards per carry during his five pro seasons. But his average dropped to a career-low 3.6 yards last season. In his career, he has missed games with ankle and shoulder injuries and also has been questionable with hamstring and hip injuries.
“Injuries do play a big factor, but I can’t dwell on that,” said Jones, a college standout at Arkansas who was the 22nd player drafted in 2008.
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LeSean McCoy is the Eagles’ top running back. Bryce Brown is expected to be the No. 2 back. Beyond Brown, the situation is unclear.
Chris Polk, a former Washington Husky, is the third-string running back.
Muncie dies at 60
METAIRIE, La. — Chuck Muncie, a Pro Bowl running back with both the New Orleans Saints and San Diego Chargers, died Monday. He was 60.
Muncie died at his Perris, Calif., home of heart failure, said Vintage Foster, a family spokesman.
A college standout at California, Muncie was the third player drafted in 1976. He rushed for 1,198 yards with the Saints in 1979. In 1981 for the Chargers, Muncie rushed for 1,144 yards and led the league with 19 touchdowns.
Muncie played one game in the 1984 season before being suspended for the rest of the year after testing positive for cocaine and marijuana use. He wouldn’t play another league game.
In 1989, Muncie was sentenced to 18 months in prison for cocaine distribution. After his release, Muncie became active in youth programs and community service.
“I had everything, and I ruined it all because of drugs,” he was quoted as saying in the Los Angeles Times in 1995.
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