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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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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

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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

Eagles RB Chris Polk rushed four times for seven yards in Friday night's preseason opener versus New England.

Philly's blocking was ineffective, but Polk didn't show the ability to turn nothing into something, either. He did get the "start" with LeSean McCoy resting, playing ahead of Bryce Brown. Of course, Polk was also severely outplayed by Brown, who rushed five times for 22 yards and a touchdown, and added 19 yards receiving. If it comes down to talent, Brown will beat out Polk handily.
Fri, Aug 9, 2013 09:54:00 PM

NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah "(wouldn't) be surprised" if Eagles RB Chris Polk claimed No. 2 duties.

Polk has been making waves all camp, but we'd still be surprised if he could edge the far-more talented Bryce Brown behind LeSean McCoy. That could change if Polk's progress translates to the preseason, and Brown continues to bounce too many runs outside while struggling with ball security.
Tue, Aug 6, 2013 04:10:00 PM

According to CSN Philly, second-year RB Chris Polk is "making the best impression so far" of all the Eagles' running backs.

Polk dropped weight in the offseason and is reportedly ripping off "eye-opening carries" while taking away some second-team reps from Bryce Brown. Polk is worth monitoring in Dynasty leagues, but it's still difficult to imagine him emerging as a re-draft factor behind LeSean McCoy and more talented Brown.
Source: CSN Philly
Sun, Aug 4, 2013 05:47:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Nick Foles
2Mark Sanchez
3Matt Barkley
4G.J. Kinne
RB1LeSean McCoy
2Darren Sproles
3Bryce Brown
4Chris Polk
5Matthew Tucker
GLB1LeSean McCoy
2Bryce Brown
3RB1Darren Sproles
2LeSean McCoy
FB1Emil Igwenagu
WR11Jeremy Maclin
2Damaris Johnson
3Brad Smith
4B.J. Cunningham
WR21Riley Cooper
2Jeff Maehl
3Arrelious Benn
4Ifeanyi Momah
5Will Murphy
WR31Jeff Maehl
TE1Brent Celek
2Zach Ertz
3James Casey
K1Alex Henery