Former Notre Dame running back Josh Adams continues to make his case for a roster spot in the NFL.
There was only one NFL preseason game on Thursday night. The defending world champion Philadelphia Eagles took on the Cleveland Browns in a contest that ended with a baseball score — a 5-0 Browns win. While both teams struggled overall offensively, former Irish running back Josh Adams looked impressive for the second time in three preseason games.
Adams carried the ball four times for 33 yards. His longest run of the night was 13 yards and his 8.3 yards per carry led all Eagles rushers.
He was also targeted three times in the passing game, catching two passes — although he finished with negative yardage. The important thing to note is that he is able to get open and run routes well enough to the point where his quarterback is comfortable distributing the ball to him.
During his two preseason appearances, Josh Adams has a total of 10 carries for 66 yards and four receptions for ten yards. Also of note — has hasn’t fumbled.
With his limited opportunities thus far, Adams has proven that he can contribute in the NFL if and when called upon. Whether or not he makes the Eagles’ final 53-man roster is still up in the air.
Fellow Slap The Sign site expert Ben Belden weighed in on just that last night on Twitter, and I tend to agree with him:
Adams should get one last chance to prove his worth — either to the Eagles or another team looking for depth at running back — next Thursday against the New York Jets in Philadelpha’s final preseason game of 2018.
From a fantasy standpoint — going off of his track record at Notre Dame and the productivity he has shown so far during preseason, Adams has enough potential to be worth a late flyer in deep dynasty leagues, regardless of where he ends up.