Philadelphia Eagles trade deadline primer: Running backs edition

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CJ Prosise
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CJ Prosise (Seattle Seahawks)

I remember watching CJ Prosise firsthand as he was held to just 25 yards at the Linc in a heartbreaking loss for the Temple Owls on Halloween 2015. Though College Gameday was certainly the pinnacle of my college career, I have no issue putting that game in the past and welcoming the former Notre Dame back into the Birds Nest.

Prosise hasn’t seen much action in his young NFL career, with only 41 carries and none coming in this season. Chris Carson exploded onto the scene as the Seahawks number one back and there is clearly no room for Prosise to grow. He was inactive this past weekend, showing that he has little to no value for the Seahawks.

With that in mind, the Birds could pick up Prosise for little to nothing. You might be asking yourself “why would we want a back with almost no carries in the NFL?”, and you certainly have a point. It’s his time with the Fighting Irish that intrigues me.

A back that rushed for over 1,000 yards in his senior season in 2015 that included 11 touchdowns is one thing, but the CJ Prosise who had 29 receptions for 516 yards in his junior campaign that makes this a slightly more promising deal.

He could provide the third weapon out of the backfield that is lacking with the injury to Sproles. A dual-threat option that has shown the ability to run over teams and split out wide to reel in a few receptions is exactly what the Birds need. Perhaps a change of scenery kickstarts his NFL career, and he becomes a late bloomer onto the scene and a steal for the Eagles.