Eagles’ running backs showed plenty of promise

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles cut their two top rushers from last season because they have several options to run the football.
They delivered in Week 1.
Jordan Howard, Darren Sproles and Miles Sanders combined for 116 yards on 26 carries in a 32-27 win over Washington. They were so effective that Corey Clement, a Super Bowl hero two seasons ago, didn’t get a carry.

Howard had 44 yards rushing and an average of 7.3 yards per carry. The 36-year-old Sproles had 46 yards on nine carries. Sanders, a rookie second-round pick, ran 11 times for 25 yards.
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