Four months ago, Chris Polk was believed to be one of the top running backs in the 2012 NFL draft coming out of the University of Washington. By the end of day three of the draft, however, Polk found himself unselected and with an uncertain future standing before him.
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Polk spent this summer trying to prove to the Philadelphia Eagles—who signed him immediately following the draft as an undrafted free agent—that his surgically-repaired shoulder was of no concern and that he deserved a place on their roster.
It looks like he proved his point.
The Eagles cut 22 players on Friday evening, and it had to be much to the pleasure of the rookie running back to learn his name was not amongst those with the misfortune of being listed. After so much doubt, first about his health and then his need to be on the Eagles roster with fellow rookie Bryce Brown believed to likely beat him out for the third tailback spot, the Eagles flipped the script and decide...