Originally written on Gridiron Grit  |  Last updated 11/18/14
The Philadelphia Eagles welcome a rival competitor to the club Tuesday as they signed veteran running back Felix Jones to a one-year deal. The Eagles released wide receiver Marvin McNutt to make room on their 90-man roster for the three-time All-SEC standout from Arkansas. Photo Via Philadelphia Eagles Official Facebook Page Jones was originally selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the first-round (No. 22 overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft. The 5-10, 215-pound back amassed 2,728 yards and 11 touchdowns on 569 carries (4.8 avg.), while contributing 1,062 yards in the air and three touchdowns off 127 receptions. In 2012, Jones, 26, appeared in all 16 contests (seven starts) for the Cowboys and carried the ball 111 times for 402 yards and three touchdowns. He also recorded 262 yards and two touchdowns off 25 catches. The five-year vet showed signs of brilliance from time to time as a member of the Cowboys with his speed and power. His best season as a pro was in 2010 when he was a part of a t...
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