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Chris Polk | Running Back

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (24) / 12/16/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 222
College: Washington
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CSN Philly's Geoff Mosher believes Eagles RB Chris Polk could average "between six and eight touches per game."
It's hard to imagine with Darren Sproles added to Philly's backfield. That said, Polk is now the Eagles' primary backup to LeSean McCoy with Bryce Brown gone to Buffalo. While he will not carry much re-draft value on his own, Polk is the handcuff to target for McCoy owners. Jul 7 - 9:34 AM
Source: CSN Philly

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Eagles RB Chris Polk would likely lead a committee if LeSean McCoy got hurt.

Darren Sproles might see a slight bump in carries in the event of a Shady injury, but his role as a strict passing back would stay mostly intact. Polk is the traditional back that impressed coaches last year, starring on special teams and averaging 8.9 yards on his 11 carries. With Bryce Brown gone, Polk is the handcuff for McCoy owners. He's past his offseason shoulder surgery and participating fully in OTAs.
Jun 12 - 9:18 AM

According to ESPN's Adam Caplan, the offseason shoulder surgery Chris Polk underwent was "major."

The Eagles never revealed the exact nature of the shoulder injury that Polk sustained in Week 8. All we know is he began to siphon snaps from Bryce Brown down the stretch and then went under the knife following the Wild Card loss to the Saints. It's possible Polk had surgery to prevent the shoulder from popping out of place going forward. Regardless, he should be healthy enough to battle Brown for a backup job in camp -- assuming Brown is still on the team.
Apr 24 - 11:59 AM

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Chris Polk is expected to have a more prominent offensive role in 2014.

The Eagles are expected to try and trade Bryce Brown this offseason after he proved to be a poor fit in coach Chip Kelly's offense. Brown simply wastes too many yards going East-West, and Kelly prefers Polk's North-South running style. Polk is already a solid special teamer and averaged 8.9 YPC on 11 totes in 2013.
Feb 25 - 1:42 PM

Eagles RB Chris Polk underwent shoulder surgery earlier this week.

Polk originally injured his shoulder in Week 6 against the Bucs. He rushed 11 times for 98 yards and three touchdowns this past season, adding 61 more yards on four catches. Depending on how significant the operation was, Polk should be ready to compete for the No. 2 job in training camp.
Jan 22 - 7:53 PM

Chris Polk did not touch the ball in Saturday's Wild Card loss to the Saints.

Polk won a roster spot with a big training camp and ended up stealing some backup passing-down work from Bryce Brown. He finished the season with 11 carries for 98 yards with three touchdowns and four catches for 61 yards. Polk will have to earn a roster spot as the No. 3 back again in next year's camp.
Jan 5 - 1:38 AM

Chris Polk had one catch for 34 yards in Week 17 against the Cowboys.

Polk didn't receive any carries, but was used in pass protection. He finishes the 2013 season with 159 total yards and three touchdowns. Polk is doubtful to see meaningful touches in the playoffs.
Mon, Dec 30, 2013 02:01:00 AM

Chris Polk had two carries for 12 yards and a touchdown in Week 16 against the Bears.

He added one catch for eight yards. Polk played behind Bryce Brown and saw limited snaps in short-yardage situations. His touchdown came on a 10-yard run in the fourth quarter. Polk will remain the Eagles' No. 3 running back in Week 17 against the Cowboys.
Mon, Dec 23, 2013 01:55:00 AM

Chris Polk appeared to move ahead of Bryce Brown in Sunday's Week 15 loss at Minnesota.

The Eagles coaches have been talking up the play of Polk lately. On Sunday, neither backup runner recorded a carry, but Polk played more snaps and saw one target. It's an indictment of Brown, who has rushed 64 times for just 188 yards (2.93 YPC) on the season. He's drawn to the sideline like a magnet while Polk hits holes hard inside.
Mon, Dec 16, 2013 08:50:00 AM

Chris Polk rushed four times for 50 yards with one touchdown in Sunday's Week 14 win over the Lions.

Due to the heavy snow on the field, the Eagles used Polk ahead of Bryce Brown in ball-control situations. The power back rewarded them as he busted through the line for a 38-touchdown with under three minutes remaining to ice the win. Don't expect Polk to move ahead of Brown permanently.
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 04:49:00 PM

Eagles RB Chris Polk (shoulder) has been downgraded to out for Week 7.

Polk suffered the injury in last week's win over the Bucs. Matthew Tucker may get the call to be promoted from the practice squad to fill in as the No. 3 back.
Sat, Oct 19, 2013 12:29:00 PM

Eagles RB Chris Polk left Sunday's Week 6 game against the Bucs in the first quarter with a shoulder injury and will not return.

Polk is the Eagles' No. 3 back and a core special teamer. He came into this game with five rushes for 36 yards and one touchdown on the season.
Sun, Oct 13, 2013 02:00:00 PM

Chris Polk rushed three times for 33 yards with a touchdown and caught two passes for 19 yards in Sunday's Week 4 loss to the Broncos.

Polk's touchdown came when LeSean McCoy had the wind knocked out of him and Bryce Brown was getting a breather. He's not a threat for No. 2 running back duties, but Polk is a very talented No. 3. Polk is a name to watch if McCoy ever misses a game.
Sun, Sep 29, 2013 08:07:00 PM

Chris Polk rushed six times for 23 yards with a touchdown in Saturday's third preseason game against the Jaguars.

Polk shared backup duties with Bryce Brown and the difference between their running ability was glaring. Polk looks like he's running in mud compared to Brown's jets to the edge. The only reason Polk is still in the conversation is because he's better in all aspects of the passing game and Brown can't stop fumbling.
Sat, Aug 24, 2013 11:08:00 PM

Eagles RB Chris Polk rushed five times for 24 yards but lost a fumble in Thursday night's preseason game against Carolina.

Polk finally ripped off a few decent runs, but the lost fumble could put him in Chip Kelly's doghouse as Polk attempts to hold off Bryce Brown. Kelly detests fumblers, and has made that known repeatedly in interviews. Through two preseason games, Polk has 31 yards on nine carries (3.44 YPC) with a nine-yard catch.
Fri, Aug 16, 2013 11:29:00 AM