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Philadelphia Eagles RB Miles Sanders Placed on Injured Reserve

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SANTA CLARA, CA - OCTOBER 04: Philadelphia Eagles Running Back Miles Sanders (26) runs downfield during the NFL football game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the San Francisco 49ers on October 4, 2020 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, CA. (Photo by Bob Kupbens/Icon Sportswire)

The frustrating season for former Penn State star running back Miles Sanders continues.

On Friday, the Philadelphia Eagles placed the third year back on injured reserve with an ankle injury, which means that Sanders will miss at least the next three games.

Many around the NFL projected Sanders to have a breakout season in 2021 but he’s not been featured in the Eagles offense. In seven games, Sanders only has 63 rushing attempts for 300 yards (4.8 yards/carry), along with 19 catches for 118 yards. The Eagles will now rely on Kenneth Gainwell and Boston Scott in their backfield.

Sanders was a 2019 second-round pick by the Eagles in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Sanders is in the third year of his four-year, $5.35 million contract and is making $982,294 this season and is set to make $1,224,569 in 2022.

This makes two former Penn State running backs now sidelined by ankle injuries, as Saquon Barkley remains out with the NY Giants.

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