Lane Johnson, Darius Slay campaign for Zeke to join Eagles on Twitter


While Eagles fans and media debate on whether or not the team should sign former Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, it seems clear where the actual players stand.

After ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that Zeke is deciding between the Eagles, Jets, and Bengals, Philadelphia offensive lineman Lane Johnson tweeted the emoji eyes and tagged Elliott on Twitter.

Darius Slay jumped on board, tweeting to Zeke, "I kno u want to run behind the best Oline."

Currently, the Eagles have three running backs under contract in 2023 for less than $5 million combined: Free-agent addition Rashaad Penny, Boston Scott, and Kenneth Gainwell.

There is also speculation that the Eagles may be interested in drafting RB Bijan Robinson with the 10th overall pick in this year's NFL Draft.

The Cowboys designated Elliott as a post-June 1 cut last week. Elliott will still count $16.72 million against the Cowboys' salary cap, but the number will drop to $5.82 million after June 1, providing Dallas with $10.9 million in savings.

Elliott spent the first seven years of his career with the Cowboys after being selected with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2016 draft. During his time with Dallas, Elliott was a two-time All-Pro (One first-team, One second-team), a three-time Pro Bowler, and led the NFL in rushing twice. He topped 1,000 yards four times and scored more than ten rushing touchdowns four times.

Elliott's stellar production in his first three seasons led the Cowboys to sign him to a six-year, $90 million contract extension in 2019. That decision has hampered the organization ever since and likely resulted in the Cowboys' decision to move on from No. 1 wide receiver Amari Cooper before last season.

Injuries caught up to Elliott over the past two seasons. He played through a partially torn posterior cruciate ligament in 2021 but didn't miss a game. And a hyper extended knee forced him to miss two games in 2022.

Elliott had a career-low 876 yards rushing and a career-low 3.8 yards per carry last season and was surpassed by Tony Pollard on the depth chart.

Despite his low production, Elliott is still only 27 and believes he still has football left in him.

"Zeke believes he has some years left. (Ezekiel Elliott's reps) certainly think if he's healthy and didn't have the knee injury, he probably would have topped 1,000 yards last year. Obviously, they think their name, their history, and (with) their resume, that they will have a market," Clarence Hill of the Forth Worth Star-Telegram recently told 105.3 The Fan.

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