Boston Scott

Philadelphia Eagles
Running Back #6
Philadelphia Eagles
Running Back #6

Boston Scott News

Returning to Philly

The Eagles and Scott agreed to terms on a one-year contract Friday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Philadelphia is getting back a familiar face to its backfield in Scott, who didn't receive a tender from the team as a restricted free agent this offseason. No matter, he's set to reprise his complementary role to starter Miles Sanders, which amounted to 100 touches for 456 yards from scrimmage and seven rushing TDs in 16 games last season.

Mar 18, 2022 3:50 PM EST

Set to hit free agency

Scott was not tendered by the Eagles, so he'll become a free agent when the new league year starts March 16, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

Analysis: Scott appeared in 16 games in each of the last two campaigns and finished with at least 80 carries and 370 yards in both seasons. However, last year, the 5-foot-6 running back was a revelation in the red zone, as he finished with a career-high seven touchdowns. Scott will test free agency, but Zangaro suggests that a return to Philadelphia may still be possible.

Mar 15, 2022 12:12 PM EST

Reaches end zone in wild-card loss

Scott rushed once for 34 yards and a touchdown while securing his lone target for one yard in Sunday's 31-15 loss to the Buccaneers.

Analysis: Scott took on a backup role during Sunday's playoff matchup since Miles Sanders was available, but he still scored one of the Eagles' two touchdowns in the loss. The 26-year-old didn't have much fantasy value when Sanders was on the field, and he totaled 87 carries for 373 yards and seven touchdowns while securing 13 of 16 targets for 83 yards during the regular season. Scott is slated to become a restricted free agent during the offseason but will likely remain in a secondary role if he stays with the Eagles.

Jan 17, 2022 12:37 PM EST

Headed for smaller rotation role

Scott and Jordan Howard are expected to rotate in behind lead option Miles Sanders (hand) for reps out of the backfield in Sunday's wild-card game against the Buccaneers, Mike Kaye of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Analysis: Both Scott and Howard were sidelined for the regular-season finale against Dallas due to stints on the reserve/COVID-19 list, while Sanders was out for the second game in a row as he continued to recover from hand surgery. When Sanders was idle for the Week 17 win in Washington, Scott played a position-leading 52 percent of the offensive snaps and took 14 carries for 47 yards and two scores to go with four receptions for 39 yards, while Howard played 34 percent of snaps and finished with 11 carries for 26 yards. Both Scott and Howard will be hard pressed to see double-digit touches in the postseason opener, as head coach Nick Sirianni said that Sanders will face "no limitations" this Sunday after practicing fully Friday, according to Geoff Mosher of That said, Sanders hasn't topped 60 percent of snaps since Week 6, so the Eagles should have small roles in the game plan available for both Scott and Howard. Scott is a decent bet to serve as a change-of-pace option who can relieve Sanders if there's any question about his ability to catch the ball securely in his return from the hand injury, while Howard's sturdy six-foot, 222-pound frame makes him well suited for short-yardage and goal-line work.

Jan 14, 2022 1:40 PM EST

Makes return from virus list

The Eagles reinstated Scott (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday.

Analysis: Philadelphia restored all of its players on the virus list to the active roster ahead of Sunday's wild-card game in Tampa Bay, including three key skill-position players in Scott and Jordan Howard along with tight end Dallas Goedert. Meanwhile, No. 1 back Miles Sanders (hand) was sidelined along with Scott and Howard for the Eagles' Week 18 loss to the Cowboys, which allowed Kenneth Gainwell (12 carries for 78 yards and a touchdown, four catches for nine yards) to fill a three-down role. Sanders' status heading into the Eagles' wild-card round game in Tampa Bay this weekend isn't yet clear, but if he's not ready to go, Scott and Howard would likely share most of the carries, while Gainwell would serve as more of a change-of-pace option.

Jan 10, 2022 1:23 PM EST

Not activated from COVID-19 list

Scott (illness) remains on the reserve/COVID-19 list ahead of Saturday's game against the Cowboys, Zach Berman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The same goes for Jordan Howard (illness), and with Miles Sanders sidelined by a hand injury, Kenneth Gainwell figures to head the Eagles' Week 18 rushing attack, while Jason Huntley also is on hand to mix in. Scott thus will look clear the NFL's COVID-19 protocols in advance of the team's postseason opener next weekend.

Jan 8, 2022 1:30 PM EST

Placed on COVID list

Scott has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Analysis: Jordan Howard was also placed on the list Monday and until one or both backs are able to clear the NFL's COVID protocols, the Eagles' top available backfield option is Kenneth Gainwell, with Miles Sanders (hand) viewed as unlikely to play Saturday night against the Cowboys.

Jan 3, 2022 2:21 PM EST

Two trips to pay dirt

Scott recorded 14 rushes for 47 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 20-16 win over Washington. He added four receptions for 39 yards.

Analysis: With Miles Sanders (hand) sidelined, Scott out-touched Jordan Howard 18-11. Scott wasn't particularly efficient on the ground, as he was largely shut down besides a 14-yard rush late in the third quarter. However, he made his mark on the game with two touchdowns, which came from one and two yards, respectively. Scott was also a strong producer as a pass catcher, finishing second on the team in receptions and third in yardage. Pending Sanders' ability to return in Week 18, Scott should maintain a key role in Philadelphia's matchup against Dallas.

Jan 2, 2022 4:29 PM EST

Finds end zone in win

Scott rushed 12 times for 41 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 34-10 win over the Saints.

Analysis: Scott saw just one carry in the first half but took the ball into the end zone from three yards out to break a 3-3 tie early in the third quarter after Jordan Howard had rushed three-straight times. The 26-year-old's final seven totes came with the Eagles in clock-killing mode at the end of the game. However, with Miles Sanders set to miss at least a game with a broken hand and Howard also recovering from a stinger, Scott and Kenneth Gainwell could see a lot more work in Week 17 against the Football Team.

Dec 27, 2021 1:36 PM EST

Relegated to special teams

Scott played just six snaps on special teams in Tuesday's 27-17 win over the Football Team.

Analysis: Scott had seen at least 20 snaps on offense from Weeks 7 to 12 but saw just three in Week 13 and played purely special teams with Jordan Howard healthy again in Week 15. It's unlikely things change with Week 16's matchup against the Giants coming just five days later.

Dec 22, 2021 10:53 PM EST

Limited playing time Sunday

Scott played just three offensive snaps in Sunday's 33-18 win over the Jets.

Analysis: Scott was unable to practice this week due to a non-COVID illness. Even though Miles Sanders aggravated his ankle injury in the fourth quarter of Sunday's matchup, Scott had minimal playing time against the Jets. The 26-year-old will be able to work on his conditioning during the Eagles' Week 14 bye, but his role for the team's Week 15 matchup against Washington likely depends on whether Sanders and Jordan Howard (knee) are available.

Dec 6, 2021 8:46 AM EST

Ready to go Sunday

Scott (illness) is active for Sunday's game against the Jets.

Analysis: Scott wasn't able to practice in any capacity this week due to a non-COVID-19-related illness, but the 26-year-old apparently made enough progress in recovery from the ailment over the past 48 hours to gain clearance for Sunday's contest. With quarterback Jalen Hurts (ankle) and running back Jordan Howard (knee) sidelined for Week 13, Scott could take on a slightly larger role than normal as the second option in the Philadelphia ground attack behind starting back Miles Sanders. Scott should also have a role on passing downs along with Kenny Gainwell, as the Eagles haven't kept Sanders involved as a receiver in his first two games since returning from injured reserve.

Dec 5, 2021 8:59 AM EST

Questionable, expects to play

Scott (illness) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets, but he believe he'll be ready despite missing practice this week, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Analysis: Miles Sanders (ankle) has been cleared from the injury report, while Jordan Howard (knee) is confirmed out for the second straight week. It's setting up nicely for Sanders to have a big game, though Scott should also get his share of snaps/carries/touches if he shakes off the illness before Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff. Rookie Kenneth Gainwell is Option C, having mostly seen playing time in clear passing situations this year. Scott has plenty of experience as a passing-down back in his own right, but the Eagles also use him on early downs now, especially when Howard isn't in the picture.

Dec 3, 2021 9:47 AM EST

Still ill

Scott (illness) wasn't in attendance for practice Thursday, Chris Franklin of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Analysis: A non-COVID-19-related illness kept Scott off the field for the second day in a row, muddling his status as Sunday's game against the Jets approaches. Since Scott isn't dealing with an injury, he at least appears to be a more realistic candidate to play than Jordan Howard (knee), who sat out last week's loss to the Giants and still hasn't returned to practice. Meanwhile, the Eagles' top two contributors on the ground -- lead back Miles Sanders and quarterback Jalen Hurts -- are nursing ankle injuries, but both players were practicing Thursday and have expressed confidence that they'll be ready to suit up Sunday.

Dec 2, 2021 11:22 AM EST

Misses practice with illness

Scott (illness) didn't practice Wednesday.

Analysis: He'll likely have time to get healthy before Sunday's game against the Jets, but it does add another layer of intrigue to the Eagles' backfield situation heading into that game. Scott dominated touches after Miles Sanders' early exit from Sunday's 13-7 loss to the Giants, but Scott had a crucial lost fumble at the end of the game, and Sanders then managed to practice Wednesday (albeit on a limited basis). Meanwhile, Jordan Howard (knee) missed another practice and seems least likely of the bunch to play, leaving rookie Kenneth Gainwell as the only healthy RB on the roster as of Wednesday. There is a scenario where Scott handles the lead role this week, if he recovers from the illness while Sanders fails to overcome the ankle injury. Injury reports Thursday and Friday should help sort out the mess.

Dec 1, 2021 1:27 PM EST

Finds end zone

Scott ran for 64 yards and one touchdown on 15 carries while catching two passes for eight yards on three targets against the Giants on Sunday.

Analysis: The Eagles gave Scott 15 carries to Miles Sanders' nine -- a decision they might regret given that Scott lost a fumble in the the 13-7 loss. Scott is generally a capable player when given the usage and he'll face a weak Jets defense in Week 13, but guessing the playing time split between himself, Sanders, Kenneth Gainwell and Jordan Howard (knee) is a perilous task.

Nov 28, 2021 2:10 PM EST

Slated for backup role

Scott will return to a backup role Sunday against the Saints after Miles Sanders (ankle) was activated from injured reserve Saturday.

Analysis: Scott failed to record any carries across the first six weeks of the season but totaled 33 carries for 181 yards and two touchdowns across the last three games while filling in for Sanders. However, Sanders should reclaim his role as the lead back now that he's healthy, while Scott and Jordan Howard should compete for secondary duties.

Nov 20, 2021 3:28 PM EST

Tops 100 scrimmage yards in win

Scott carried the ball 11 times for 81 yards and caught both his targets for 24 yards in Sunday's 30-13 win over the Broncos.

Analysis: The 81 rushing yards and 105 scrimmage yards were both season highs for the fourth-year RB, although Jordan Howard topped him by two yards for the team lead in the former category. With Miles Sanders eligible to return from his ankle injury in Week 11 against the Saints, however, neither Scott nor Howard are guaranteed to keep their current role in the Eagles' offense.

Nov 14, 2021 8:18 PM EST

Splits workload in loss

Scott carries the ball 10 times for 40 yards in Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Chargers.

Analysis: Jordan Howard took the lead role in the Eagles' backfield, getting 17 totes, leading the team in rushing yards and scoring a TD. Scott also didn't see a target -- no Philly RB did in this one -- and his typical 10-12 carry workload limits his fantasy utility to deeper formats heading into a Week 10 clash with the Broncos.

Nov 7, 2021 8:13 PM EST

Scores twice in blowout win

Scott rushed 12 times for 60 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 44-6 win over the Lions. He was unable to haul in his only target.

Analysis: Scott got the start and handled the first quarter for Philadelphia, capping their second drive off with a one-yard touchdown. Jordan Howard worked in once the second quarter started and scored a touchdown of his own. The two would end up splitting carries evenly and having almost identical days, scoring two touchdowns apiece. Kenneth Gainwell actually had one more carry than either of them did, but virtually all of his work came in garbage time, and the rookie wasn't nearly as effective. It looks like Scott and Howard are likely to split lead-back duties going forward, and they have another enticing matchup on tap Week 9 against a Chargers defense that coming into the week was allowing 5.4 YPC, the most in the NFL.

Oct 31, 2021 2:12 PM EST

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