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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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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

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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

Chris Polk has made the Eagles' 53-man roster.

Polk was barely able to participate in camp due to a hamstring tear, so it speaks volumes that the Eagles still kept him. Matthew Tucker and Henry Josey both had strong camps. Polk, who is expected to be ready for Week 1, is the preferred handcuff for LeSean McCoy owners. Passing back Darren Sproles' role wouldn't change much in the event of a Shady injury.
Aug 30 - 1:39 PM

Chris Polk (hamstring) is inactive for the Eagles' preseason finale.

Polk returned to practice last Saturday, but still isn't healthy enough to perform in a game setting. It's a potentially ominous sign for Polk's roster chances. He's going to end up missing the entire preseason. The Philly Inquirer recently forecasted Polk to make the final 53, but that's certainly become a question mark with Henry Josey and Matthew Tucker playing well. LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles are locks, and Kenjon Barner may be, too.
Aug 28 - 7:09 PM

The Philadelphia Inquirer is projecting Chris Polk to stick on the final roster.

Both Jeff McLane and Zach Berman have the Eagles keeping the same four running backs on their 53: LeSean McCoy, Darren Sproles, Polk and Kenjon Barner. It leaves Matthew Tucker and Henry Josey as practice squad candidates. Polk, who is back practicing despite a nasty hamstring pull, projects as the primary runner should anything happen to McCoy this season.
Aug 27 - 9:15 AM

Eagles RB Chris Polk (hamstring) returned to practice Saturday.

Polk has been out since the second day of camp with a partial hamstring tear. In his absence, UDFAs Matthew Tucker and Henry Josey have put in solid performances, pushing Polk squarely onto the roster bubble. A good showing in the fourth preseason game would go a long way in securing Polk's roster status.
Aug 23 - 12:12 PM

Following Thursday night's third preseason game, coach Chip Kelly noted that Chris Polk (hamstring) better be looking over his shoulder.

Polk hasn't played at all this preseason with a slightly torn hamstring. While he's been out, UDFAs Matthew Tucker and Henry Josey have been running the ball well behind LeSean McCoy. The Eagles also traded for Kelly favorite Kenjon Barner. Polk's roster spot is in danger after he opened training camp as the heavy favorite for No. 2 ball-carrying duties behind McCoy.
Aug 22 - 10:00 AM

Chris Polk revealed he suffered a Grade 2 partial tear of his hamstring on the second day of Eagles camp.

He obviously hasn't practiced since, and won't play in Philly's regular season dress rehearsal. Polk admitted to feeling a "pop" in the hamstring, and plans to practice next week even if he's not fully recovered. The Eagles' trade for Kenjon Barner shows they're well aware their backfield is short on depth. Darren Sproles isn't really a ball-carrying option anymore. Michael Tucker and UDFA Henry Josey are next on the running back depth chart.
Source: CSN Philly
Aug 20 - 3:16 PM

Eagles RB Chris Polk (hamstring) plans to resume practicing next week even if he's not 100 percent.

Polk believes his roster spot is in danger. "There’s nothing guaranteed," Polk said Tuesday. "I wasn’t drafted. I’m not LeSean McCoy, Nick Foles, I’m not guaranteed anything." It's an admirable, but risky, attitude. Polk would ultimately have more to lose than gain by practicing at less than 100 percent. The Eagles are unlikely to let him. Polk's injury has opened the door for second-year UDFA Matthew Tucker.
Aug 19 - 5:14 PM

Chris Polk missed the Eagles' preseason opener with a hamstring strain.

He hasn't resumed practicing. Polk's inactivity led to more touches for Matthew Tucker, who played well but lost a fumble and then got hurt. Assuming Polk gets back soon, he'll open the season as LeSean McCoy's best fantasy handcuff.
Aug 11 - 1:50 PM

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.
Source: CSN Philly
Jul 7 - 9:34 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Nick Foles
2Mark Sanchez
3Matt Barkley
RB1LeSean McCoy
2Darren Sproles
3Chris Polk
GLB1LeSean McCoy
2Chris Polk
3RB1Darren Sproles
2LeSean McCoy
WR11Jeremy Maclin
2Jordan Matthews
3Josh Huff
WR21Riley Cooper
2Brad Smith
3Jeff Maehl
4Cobi Hamilton
WR31Jordan Matthews
TE1Brent Celek
2Zach Ertz
3James Casey
4Trey Burton
K1Cody Parkey