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Chris Polk | Running Back

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (25) / 12/16/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 222
College: Washington
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Chris Polk rushed twice for six yards and two touchdowns in the Eagles' Week 15 loss to the Cowboys.
Polk and Darren Sproles (3-5-1) both handled scoring-position carries over LeSean McCoy, with the former hammering in TDs from five and one yard(s) out in the second and third quarters. McCoy did get a goal-line carry later in the contest, but couldn't punch it in. There is a chance Polk has overtaken McCoy as the Eagles' goal-line runner. He still carries little standalone fantasy value. McCoy will be an RB1/2 in Week 16 at Washington. Dec 15 - 7:00 PM

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Chris Polk is active for Sunday night's Week 15 game against the Cowboys.

Polk will back up LeSean McCoy. The Eagles inactives are QB Nick Foles, DB Jaylen Watkins, S Jerome Couplin, C Julian Vandervelde, OL Dennis Kelly, WR Jeff Maehl, and DL Taylor Hart.
Dec 14 - 6:59 PM

Chris Polk rushed eight times for 50 yards with a touchdown in Sunday's Week 9 win at Houston.

Polk was the clear-cut No. 2 back for base work even though Darren Sproles (knee) returned. He got his touchdown when LeSean McCoy needed a breather, but this is a talented back that has both power (as seen on a key 4th-and-1 conversion) and speed. Polk is a must-own handcuff for McCoy owners.
Nov 2 - 6:26 PM

Chris Polk rushed three times for 13 yards and caught one pass for one yard in Sunday's Week 8 loss at Arizona.

With Darren Sproles (knee, day to day) inactive, Polk was LeSean McCoy's backup. He came up about two feet short of a touchdown late in the fourth quarter. If McCoy were ever to go down, Polk would be well worth owning as he'd be the inside complement to Sproles.
Oct 26 - 8:46 PM

Chris Polk (hamstring) is probable for Week 8 against the Cardinals.

Polk has been cleared to return from his hamstring injury. He would back up LeSean McCoy if Darren Sproles (questionable, knee) is held out.
Oct 24 - 10:40 PM

Chris Polk (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday.

Polk has been dealing with his hamstring injury all season. His return to practice puts him on track to play in Week 8 against the Cardinals. Polk would back up LeSean McCoy if Darren Sproles (knee) is held out.
Oct 22 - 2:41 PM

Chris Polk (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday night's Week 6 game against the Giants.

Polk was ruled out on Friday and is likely dealing with a multi-week injury. Fourth-string TE Trey Burton will be the Eagles' No. 3 back. The rest of the inactives are QB Matt Barkley, LB Mychal Kendricks, WR Brad Smith, C Jason Kelce, OL Dennis Kelly, and DE Taylor Hart.
Oct 12 - 7:02 PM

Chris Polk (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 6.

Polk didn't practice all week after suffering a hamstring injury in last Sunday's win. The Eagles could promote Matthew Tucker from the practice squad to serve as the No. 3 back behind LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles.
Oct 10 - 8:37 PM

Eagles RB/KR Chris Polk left Sunday's Week 5 game against the Rams with a hamstring injury.

It's a concern as a nasty hamstring injury nearly got Polk released at final cuts just before Week 1. He didn't have any touches before going down Sunday, operating strictly as the No. 3 back behind LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles.
Oct 5 - 3:50 PM

Chris Polk (hamstring) is probable for Week 2.

Polk missed Sunday's opener, but will make his debut after practicing in full this week. He'll be the Eagles' No. 3 running back against the Colts.
Sep 13 - 6:01 PM

Eagles declared RB Chris Polk (hamstring) inactive for Sunday's Week 1 game against the Jaguars.

The Eagles will give Polk another week to get his troublesome hammy right, leaving them with just two active running backs: LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles. No surprises in the rest of Philly's inactives: QB Matt Barkley, WR Josh Huff, DB Jaylen Watkins, T Matt Tobin, T Dennis Kelly and DE Taylor Hart.
Sep 7 - 11:30 AM

Chris Polk (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Week 1.

Polk is tentatively expected to be available, however, after practicing every day this week. He's technically the Eagles' No. 3 tailback behind LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles, but would lead the team in carries if Shady got hurt.
Sep 5 - 2:22 PM

Chris Polk (hamstring) is practicing in full this week.

Polk battled a severe hamstring pull for much of camp, but toughed it out and played in the exhibition finale before keeping his 53-man roster spot. He'll likely see a couple of change-of-pace carries behind LeSean McCoy Sunday.
Sep 3 - 3:38 PM

CSN Philadelphia confirms Chris Polk is the "next guy in" behind LeSean McCoy.

Even though Polk was sidelined by a bad hamstring pull for much of camp, the Eagles still kept him over two talented backs in Matthew Tucker and Henry Josey. They clearly really like Polk. If McCoy were to get injured this season, Darren Sproles' role would not expand dramatically.
Source: CSN Philly
Sep 3 - 10:48 AM

Eagles RB Chris Polk (hamstring) did "everything" in Tuesday's practice, and expects to be ready for Sunday's opener.

Polk is finally rounding to full health after missing the majority of camp. Although Darren Sproles is technically the Eagles' No. 2 running back, Polk is LeSean McCoy's direct backup and handcuff.
Sep 2 - 1:51 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Mark Sanchez
2Matt Barkley
3Nick Foles
RB1LeSean McCoy
2Darren Sproles
3Chris Polk
GLB1Chris Polk
2LeSean McCoy
3RB1Darren Sproles
2LeSean McCoy
WR11Jeremy Maclin
2Jordan Matthews
3Brad Smith
WR21Riley Cooper
2Josh Huff
3Jeff Maehl
WR31Jordan Matthews
TE1Brent Celek
2Zach Ertz
3James Casey
4Trey Burton
K1Cody Parkey