|Ht / Wt:||5'11" / 215 lb.|
|Drafted:||2019 / UDFA|
Holyfield was waived by the Eagles on Thursday, Mike Kaye of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
Analysis: As were fellow running backs Mike Warren and Adrian Killins. Per Kaye, Holyfield is a candidate to land on the Eagles' practice squad and "could receive a boost to the main roster when the Eagles suffer inevitable injuries in the backfield."
Holyfield saw first team reps in practice on Wednesday Daniel Gallen of the Harrisburg Patriot-News reports.
Analysis: Holyfield is currently fourth on the depth chart at running back but got the chance to practice with the starters while Miles Sanders and Boston Scott each tended to lower-body injuries. Corey Clement therefore started the day as the lead back, but the undrafted rookie out of Georgia rotated in later. Neither Sanders' nor Scott's injuries are expected to be long-term, so Holyfield needs to take advantage of this limited opportunity while he can.
Holyfield didn't play in the Eagles' postseason loss to the Seahawks.
Analysis: Holyfield was signed after the regular season, as the Eagles entered the playoffs with an injury-riddled backfield. However, Miles Sanders (knee) and Jordan Howard (shoulder) played through their respective injuries while Boston Scott was full-go, so the 21-year-old Holyfield remained on the sidelines awaiting his first NFL snaps. The Eagles may retain Holyfield for another look this offseason, but he'll be vying for a special-teams role in 2020 wherever he lands.
Holyfield signed with the Eagles on Tuesday.
Analysis: Eagles running back Miles Sanders is tending to an ankle sprain, so the team decided to add a fourth active running back to roster in order to improve the depth at the position. Sanders is expected to play Sunday against the Seahawks, but Holyfield will be on hand if needed.
Holyfield signed to the Panthers' practice squad Monday, Max Henson of the team's official site reports.
Analysis: It's been a rollercoaster the past few days for the undrafted rookie, as he originally made the Panthers' 53-man roster before ultimately being waived in order to make room for another waiver claim. During the preseason, the former Georgia Bulldog rushed for 79 yards and one touchdown on 19 carries, while adding six receptions for 28 yards and a touchdown.
The Panthers cut Holyfield on Sunday, Max Henson of the Panthers' official site reports.
Analysis: The undrafted rookie out of Georgia survived cut-down Saturday, only to land on the wrong side of the bubble Sunday after the Panthers added three players via waivers. Holyfield should have a spot on the Carolina practice squad if he doesn't sign with another team, coming off a preseason with a 20-79-1 rushing line and 6-28-1 receiving line on eight targets. The Panthers are sticking with Jordan Scarlett and Reggie Bonnafon behind snap-hog Christian McCaffrey.
Holyfield rushed nine times for 26 yards and a touchdown, and caught two of four targets for 13 yards and another score in Thursday night's 23-13 preseason win over the Bears. He also lost a fumble.
Analysis: Holyfield watched Cameron Artis-Payne start at tailback, but still got into the game on Carolina's third offensive series. On his third rush, however, Holyfield turned the ball over, making for a rough first impression. Fortunately, he rallied to catch a seven-yard touchdown to begin the second half, then ended the game with an 11-yard scoring rush. Overall, that made for a mostly positive performance as he hopes to move up the depth chart behind Christian McCaffrey.
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