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Eagles promote RB Boston Scott from the practice squad

Head coach Doug Pederson hinted at a potential roster move at running back during his Friday morning press conference and it happened later in the day.

The Eagles promoted running back Boston Scott from the practice squad to the active roster. To make room for him, the team placed running back Corey Clement on Injured Reserve with a shoulder injury.

Scott provides insurance at both running back and returner as Darren Sproles is also sidelined with a quadriceps injury.

"It's been a long time coming," Scott said on Friday. "I've been doing my best to keep my head down and keep working. I've been getting great work against the number one rush defense in the league, as of right now. It's been some really good work."

Signed by the Eagles last December off of the Saints' practice squad, the 5-6, 203-pound Scott was the team's primary kickoff returner down the stretch run to the playoffs, averaging 24 yards per return. In this past preseason, Scott gained 40 yards on the ground on 10 carries and scored a touchdown. He also got reps as both a punt returner and as a kickoff returner.

Scott was unsure of exactly what his role will be Sunday, but he's ready for whatever is asked of him.

"It's all about your preparation. Your preparation is what leads to your success," Scott said. "No matter if you're at the bottom of the depth chart, I was a walk-on at Louisiana Tech, or if you're a starter preparing, you just have to be ready for that opportunity. It's all in your preparation and how you handle each day as though you were playing. That's what I was doing, taking notes as if I was going to play."

A sixth-round pick of the Saints in 2018 out of Louisiana Tech, Scott was an All-Conference USA selection as a senior.

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