Philadelphia Eagles Claim Former 49ers Running Back

Every year around this time, we see plenty of surprising cuts when teams need to get their rosters down to 53 players, and while 49ers running back Trey Sermon is by no means a star, the 2021 third-round pick had plenty of potential to be a key piece in their backfield for years to come. Surprisingly though, the 49ers decided to cut him in favour of Jeff Wilson as Elijah Mitchell's backup, and now, the former Sooner and Buckeye finds himself in Philadelphia, with the division favourite Eagles.

Sermon hasn't quite delivered on the field yet, but has all the potential in the world after putting up 3500 yards and 29 Touchdown's in 4 college seasons, and with the Eagles, he certainly has the potential to become a key part of the backfield in 2022/23. 

It's hard to say exactly why San Francisco so easily moved on from Sermon, especially after GM John Lynch called him one of their best players just a week ago, and while he's got plenty of learning and growing to do at the NFL level, this is a move that could pay off big time down the road for the Philadelphia Eagles.

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