Eagles Sign 49ers Former Third-Round Pick to Bolster Backfield

The Philadelphia Eagles reportedly signed former 49ers running back Tyrion Davis-Price to a futures deal Tuesday.

Oct 8, 2023; Santa Clara, California, USA; San Francisco 49ers running back Tyrion Davis-Price (32)
Oct 8, 2023; Santa Clara, California, USA; San Francisco 49ers running back Tyrion Davis-Price (32) / Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports
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The new league year has yet to start in the NFL, but that is not stopping the Philadelphia Eagles from making roster additions ahead of the 2024 season. 

On Tuesday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the Eagles are signing former San Francisco 49ers running back Tyrion Davis-Price to a reserve/futures contract. Davis-Price was drafted by the 49ers in the third round of the 2022 NFL Draft. 

The former LSU running back didn’t make much of an impact with the 49ers, as he had 120 yards on 40 carries over the last two seasons (seven games). Davis-Price was waived by San Francisco late in the regular season before ultimately being signed to their practice squad.

The 23-year-old running back is now one of 22 players the Eagles have signed to futures deals since their season ended. Davis-Price joins Lew Nichols III as the only two running backs on futures deals with the Eagles.

Davis-Price will try to make the Eagles’ 53-man roster in training camp over the summer as the team could reshape their backfield with veteran running back D’Andre Swift set to become an unrestricted free agent in March.

Davis-Price was a force when he was at LSU from 2019-2021. He piled up 379 carries for 1,744 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns. He has the size (6-foot-1, 219 pounds) to be a battering ram for the Eagles dominating ground attack.

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