When Eagles executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman discussed Tuesday’s trade for running back Jay Ajayi, he said that Ajayi’s arrival wouldn’t knock LeGarrette Blount off his perch at the top of the depth chart. Roseman later added that the coaching staff could decide to go another way, but that won’t be happening immediately. Head coach Doug Pederson said Blount won’t be playing any more or less than he’s been playing and that any thoughts about what the future might bring are speculation because the Eagles don’t know how quickly Ajayi will pick up their offense. “It goes back to how fast Jay can pick up our system and get comfortable with the things we’re doing,” Pederson said in comments distributed by the team. “Again, it would be a disservice to just throw him out there right away. Nothing’s going to change as far as the rotation and how we’re doing things right now.” Pederson was also asked about reports of locker room issues with Ajayi in Miami.
Doug Pederson on Jay Ajayi: Disservice to just throw him out there right away
Pro Football Talk | Nov 1