Eagles Waste Little Time Moving on From Boston Scott

The Philadelphia Eagles already have someone else wearing Boston Scott's No. 35 just days after the veteran RB signed with the LA Rams.
The Eagles have already given Boston Scott's No. 35 to another player.
The Eagles have already given Boston Scott's No. 35 to another player. / Kim Klement Neitzel-USA TODAY Sports

The city of Philadelphia lost a fan favorite this week when former Eagles running back Boston Scott joined the LA Rams on a one-year deal. Scott, who had been with the franchise since 2018, had nothing but love for Philly and vice versa, proven by an emotional goodbye letter he posted on social media.

While it's said to see Scott go, the NFL is a business and the Eagles will be fine without him in the long run. In fact, Philadelphia has already moved on from the veteran rusher by assigning his old jersey number to a new face.

Eagles News: Tyrion Price-Davis to Wear No. 35

According to the Eagles' official team website, Scott's No. 35 will be worn by fellow RB Tyrion Price-Davis during the 2024 NFL season.

Price-Davis, a former 2022 third-round selection, joined the Eagles on a future contract back in February. The 23-year-old RB had previously played his first two campaigns with the San Francisco 49ers while wearing No. 32. He also wore No. 3 during his three-year stay at LSU.

It's going to be interesting to see whether a new number (or change in scenery) helps Price-Davis realize his potential. The former Tiger was a stud at LSU, racking up 1,067 scrimmage yards and six touchdowns on 221 touches in his final year. He even played a minor role in the program's 2019 National Championship run.

Unfortunately, TPD hasn't come close to achieving that success at the NFL level. He played seven games for the 49ers across the last two seasons, turning 40 rushing attempts in 120 yards (3.0 yards per carry) while failing to catch the only two balls thrown his way.

With names like Saquon Barkley, Kenneth Gainwell, and Will Shipley ahead of him on the depth chart, it looks like Price-Davis will, once again, be a practice squad candidate. Nevertheless, that won't necessarily be a bad thing if he can use training camp to prove that he has the potential to step up if injuries arise during the year.

Time will tell if Price-Davis can be a factor in any potential success Philadelphia sees next season. For now, the NFL offseason continues with the Eagles owning the seventh-best Super Bowl LIX odds (+1400) on FanDuel Sportsbook.

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