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Eagles claim RB Jason Huntley off waivers

This is why it's important to note that the 53-man roster that was unveiled on Saturday was simply the initial roster. Not final. Far from it.

Howie Roseman indicated on Saturday evening that there will be moves made and the Eagles wasted no time as they claimed running back Jason Huntley off waivers from the Detroit Lions on Sunday.

Here's what you need to know about Huntley:

• Huntley was a fifth-round pick of the Lions (No. 172 overall) in the 2020 NFL Draft out of New Mexico State.

• Huntley is 5-9, 195 pounds.

• In 46 career college games, Huntley gained 2,197 rushing yards (5.9 yards per carry) and scored 18 touchdowns on the ground. In 2019, Huntley gained 1,090 yards on the ground, averaging 7.1 yards per carry – the fourth highest in the NCAA's FBS.

• Huntley also accounted for 134 receptions for 1,119 yards and seven touchdowns at New Mexico State.

• Huntley was the only 2020 draft-eligible back with at least 1,000 career receiving yards.

• A kickoff return specialist, Huntley added five touchdowns, while averaging 25.8 yards per return.

• Huntley led the NCAA with three kickoff return touchdowns in 2018.

• Huntley's 373 all-purpose yards against Louisiana in 2018 were the most by any NCAA player that season.

• The Arlington, Texas native was a member of the state's fourth-best 4x400 relay team at Martin High School.

• Not invited to the NFL Scouting Combine, Huntley had a 4.37-second 40-yard dash and a 10-foot, 11-inch broad jump at New Mexico State's Pro Day which took place before the pandemic. Both marks would have led all running backs at the Combine.

• With Huntley on the active roster, the Eagles have four running backs: Huntley, Corey Clement, Miles Sanders, and Boston Scott. The Eagles can also add players to their practice squad starting at 1 PM.

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