Trey Sermon

Philadelphia Eagles
Running Back #28
Philadelphia Eagles
Running Back #28
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Trey Sermon News

Barely plays all season

Sermon finished the season with just two carries for 19 yards, appearing in just two games.

Analysis: Sermon was claimed off waivers by the Eagles shortly before the start of the season, but his new team evidently didn't view the second-year back as anything more than organizational depth. At no point was there even a hint that he'd move higher than fourth on the depth chart, and the Eagles never dressed more than three backs in a game. With Miles Sanders and Kenneth Gainwell suiting up for every game and Boston Scott missing just a pair, that left very little for Sermon to do.

Jan 11, 2023 4:19 PM EST

Unavailable again

Sermon (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Saints.

Analysis: Sermon will now extend his absence streak to 11 consecutive games after being named a healthy scratch for the New Year's Day matchup versus New Orleans. The second-year running back likely won't see much action on the field unless either Miles Sanders, Kenneth Gainwell or Boston Scott misses any amount of time.

Jan 1, 2023 9:24 AM EST

Deemed inactive Sunday

Sermon (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Bears.

Analysis: Sermon is now slated to miss his ninth consecutive contest after being named a healthy scratch for Sunday's matchup versus Chicago. Unless either Miles Sanders, Boston Scott or Kenneth Gainwell are forced to miss time, the second-year back likely won't see much action on the field.

Dec 18, 2022 9:19 AM EST

Clear of injury report

Sermon isn't listed on the Eagles' initial injury report Wednesday.

Analysis: Sermon was inactive for Week 14 due to an illness, but he's since cleared the aliment and appears likely to suit up Sunday against Minnesota. However, the second-year running back hasn't played in a game since Week 5, so it's unlikely he sees the field in Week 15.

Dec 14, 2022 1:46 PM EST

Won't suit up Sunday

Sermon (illness) is inactive for Sunday's matchup against the Giants.

Analysis: Sermon dealt with an illness during Week 14 prep and will ultimately be sidelined. However, the second-year running back hasn't played in a game since Week 5, so his absence shouldn't impact Philadelphia's game plan.

Dec 11, 2022 8:54 AM EST

Questionable with illness

Sermon (illness) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game at the Giants.

Analysis: Sermon has not played since Week 5, and his availability for Week 14 is now in jeopardy due to an unspecified illness. With Miles Sanders, Kenneth Gainwell and Boston Scott all healthy, Philadelphia's game plan shouldn't be changed much either way.

Dec 10, 2022 11:46 AM EST

Healthy scratch again

Sermon (coach's decision) was ruled inactive ahead of Thursday's game against the Texans.

Analysis: Sermon will be ruled a healthy scratch for the sixth time since joining the Eagles in early September. The second-year back was waived as part of the 49ers' final roster cuts in August, and he's logged two carries for 19 yards on eight offensive snaps so far in 2022. Sermon is unlikely to see much action while slotting in behind Miles Sanders, Kenneth Gainwell and Boston Scott this season.

Nov 3, 2022 4:03 PM EST

Isn't suiting up Sunday

Sermon (coach's decision) is listed as inactive for Sunday's game against the Steelers, Tim McManus of reports.

Analysis: Sermon won't play for a second-straight contest due to a coach's decision, after he saw eight-combined snaps between Week 4 and Week 5. Barring any injuries to the team's RB room, the second-year back isn't expected to see much time on the field for the Eagles.

Oct 30, 2022 9:05 AM EST

Labeled inactive for SNF

Sermon (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game versus the Cowboys.

Analysis: Sermon won't suit up Sunday night against Dallas due to a coach's decision, after he rushed for a total of 19 yards on two carries across Philadelphia's last two contests. Following the team's bye in Week 7, the second-year running back will have a chance to play in Week 8 against Pittsburgh.

Oct 16, 2022 4:12 PM EST

Two carries in season debut

Sermon rushed for 19 yards on two carries in his Eagles debut Sunday against the Jaguars.

Analysis: Sermon was inactive in each of the first three games of the season, but he got the chance to suit up in Week 4 when Boston Scott's rib injury opened up the third running back spot. Sermon wasn't asked to play a significant role, seeing the field for just five offensive snaps. It will likely take at least one more injury ahead of him for him to have much fantasy relevance.

Oct 3, 2022 5:06 PM EST

Set for Eagles debut

Sermon is active for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Sage Hurley of the Eagles' official site reports.

Analysis: Sermon was claimed off waivers after failing to make the 49ers' Week 1 roster. He was inactive for Philadelphia's first two games, but with Boston Scott (ribs) sidelined, Sermon will have the chance to suit up. The Eagles regularly use a rotation at running back, so it's possible Sermon sees some work behind Miles Sanders and Kenneth Gainwell.

Oct 2, 2022 9:18 AM EST

Expected to make team debut Sunday

With Boston Scott (ribs) unlikely to play, Sermon is expected to make his Eagles debut Sunday against the Jaguars, Jimmy Kempski of reports.

Analysis: Sermon joined the Eagles following the initial 53-man roster deadline, but the second-year running back has been a healthy scratch for each of the first three games with his new squad. As a rookie with San Francisco last year, the 2021 third-round pick rushed 41 times for 167 yards and one score across nine appearances. It's unclear what his role with be during his debut, but Sermon will have a tough time garnering many touches behind Miles Sanders and Kenneth Gainwell.

Sep 30, 2022 7:44 AM EST

Sitting again Week 2

Sermon (coach's decision) is inactive for Monday's game against the Vikings.

Analysis: Since joining the Eagles after roster cut downs on Sept. 1, Sermon has been a healthy scratch for both of the team's contests. This may be his reality without an injury to a member of the backfield, which again will be paced by Miles Sanders, with Kenneth Gainwell and Boston Scott in reserve.

Sep 19, 2022 4:09 PM EST

Inactive in Week 1

Sermon (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game at Detroit.

Analysis: A third-round pick of the 49ers in 2021, Sermon was usurped by fellow rookie Elijah Mitchell when Raheem Mostert went down Week 1 last season. In the end, Sermon notched 44 touches in nine appearances as a rookie. While he survived cut-down day on Aug. 30, San Francisco waived him one day later, allowing the Eagles to scoop him up. Philadelphia does employ a run-heavy offense, but Sermon won't be available Week 1 while Miles Sanders, Kenneth Gainwell and Boston Scott man the team's backfield.

Sep 11, 2022 8:58 AM EST

Claimed by Eagles

The Eagles have claimed Sermon off waivers from the 49ers, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: The 49ers let the 2021 third-rounder go on Wednesday, but Sermon -- who Schefter suggests previously drew trade interest from Philadelphia -- is now set to provide his new team with backfield depth behind Miles Sanders (hamstring), Kenneth Gainwell and Boston Scott.

Sep 1, 2022 1:17 PM EST

Let go by 49ers

The 49ers have waived Sermon, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Analysis: With Sermon -- a 2021 third-rounder -- having been let go a day after Tuesday's wave of roster cut-downs, Jeff Wilson, Tyrion Davis-Price and Jordan Mason are left to compete for depth slotting behind Elijah Mitchell (hamstring) in the 49ers' backfield.

Aug 31, 2022 2:17 PM EST

Fails to impress this preseason

Sermon finished with the 2022 preseason with 19 carries for just 39 yards across three exhibition contests.

Analysis: Sermon didn't do much to dissuade those who labeled him an instant bust after a lackluster rookie campaign. The 49ers already burned another mid-draft pick this year on Tyrion Davis-Price, who was far more explosive with similar reps this preseason. It is looking like veteran Jeff Wilson Jr. is the frontrunner to be the primary backup to Elijah Mitchell (hamstring) come Week 1. Not only is Sermon likely out of the running for that job battle, but he may find himself off the active roster following a horrid preseason.

Aug 27, 2022 2:44 PM EST

Back in action

Sermon carried the ball five times and gained eight yards in Saturday's 17-7 preseason win over the Vikings. He also caught one of his two targets for four yards.

Analysis: The positive news is that Sermon was able to suit up after hobbling off the practice field Thursday. He was also the first back on the field with both Elijah Mitchell (hamstring) and Jeff Wilson (rest) sidelined. However, Sermon showed little burst, as his longest rush went for only three yards. His potential role remains unclear, though he could be involved in the offense if Mitchell isn't ready for a Week 1 matchup against the Bears.

Aug 20, 2022 7:32 PM EST

Expected to play Saturday

Sermon will test out his injured ankle ahead of Saturday's preseason contest against the Vikings, but the expectation is the second-year running back should play, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Provided Sermon is good to go, the 2021 third-round pick could see a plethora of first-team reps with Elijah Mitchell sidelined due a hamstring injury. Sermon is in a complicated battle for the No. 2 RB role with rookie third-rounder Tyrion Davis-Price and long-standing veteran Jeff Wilson, although both of the latter options could be relegated to situational roles if the Ohio State product is able to build on what has been a positive training camp thus far.

Aug 20, 2022 10:54 AM EST

Injured in practice Thursday

Sermon hobbled off the practice field Thursday due to an undisclosed injury, and the team has yet to provide an update on his status, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: If Sermon's forced to miss practice time, it would be an ill-timed absence, as fellow second-year running back Elijah Mitchell (hamstring) is already sidelined, leaving Jeff Wilson and rookie Tyrion Davis-Price to soak up most of the snaps in practice. An update on Sermon's status will likely be provided prior to Saturday's preseason game in Minnesota.

Aug 19, 2022 1:43 PM EST

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