Report: Eagles Check Out RB Peerman
On Tuesday, the Eagles signed DB E.J. Biggers and WR Seyi Ajirotutu.
They also got a visit from RB Cedric Peerman, according to ESPN’s Adam Caplan. Peerman (5-10, 214) has spent the last five seasons with the Bengals, serving primarily a backup/special-teams role. Originally a sixth-round pick by the Ravens in 2009, he spent his rookie season with the Detroit Lions.
Peerman has 64 carries for 334 yards (5.2 YPC) and a touchdown in his career. He’s also caught 13 balls for 123 yards and has returned kickoffs seven times.
Peerman had 14 special-teams tackles last season, tied for second-most in the NFL. He had 11 in 2013.
Peerman played his college ball at Virginia and ran a 4.45 coming out.
As for how he might fit, the Eagles have three running backs who are locks to make the roster: DeMarco Murray, Ryan Mathews and Darren Sproles.
If he’s signed, Peerman would presumably be competing with Chris Polk for the fourth spot. It’s also possible that the Eagles draft a running back, given the depth of that class this year.
So far though, it appears Peerman visited, but did not sign with the team.