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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Eagles add RB Felix Jones

Felix Jones straight-arms Sean Jones.
The Eagles confirmed they've signed running back Felix Jones, formerly of the Dallas Cowboys to a one-year year contract.

The Patriots also were on the trail of Jones.

Jones (6-0, 200) is an explosive runner and kickoff returner when healthy who would fit almost perfectly into the Chip Kelly offense.

Jones averaged 4.8 yards per carry in five seasons with the Cowboys, rushing for 11 touchdowns. The former first-round draft pick is a threat in space in the receiving game averaging 8.3 yards per catch and scoring three TDs. Jones has a career average of  24.0 yards on kickoff returns.

While a healthy Jones, 26, would be an upgrade over Eagles running backs Bryce Brown and Chris Polk, that's easier said than done. A series of nagging hamstring, ankle and shoulder injuries has interrupted his NFL careeer.

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