In what has been a jinxed year for Eagles running back Ryan Moats, he further compounded his already precarious position with the team. Moats fractured his right ankle in the Eagles’ 29-3 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Monday and appears to be lost for the season, according to Bob Brookover of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Team head coach Andy Reid stated that he believes that Moats is lost for the season, as well.
Moats, as it were, was behind rookie RB Tony Hunt on the depth charts, so this injury didn’t exactly help his cause at all. Last year, he saw little action during the second half of the season. Not to mention that he was having problems hanging onto the ball during training camp during runs. But it would appear that the Eagles can go on without Moats as the team has three serviceable RB’s available (Bryan Westbrook, Correll Buckhalter and Tony Hunt).
Which may mean that the Eagles will have a quick decision to make on Moats. Does the team go after a free agent RB on the waiver wire, or do they go with what they currently have? Seems to me that having four RB’s would defeat the purpose. I think the most likely scenario here would be that the Eagles offer an injury settlement to Moats and proceed to carry just three RB’s.