PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Is it too good to be true?
That was what some of the skeptics were thinking when the Eagles acquired 2016 Pro Bowl 24-year-old running back Jay Ajayi from the Dolphins for a fourth-round pick.
Shortly following the announcement of the trade, reports about knee issues surrounding Ajayi began to circulate.
Eagles VP of football operations Howie Roseman, who addressed the media on Tuesday afternoon, is “not concerned” about those reports.
Ajayi, 24, has 465 rushing yards and 0 touchdowns in seven games this season. However, the 2015 fifth-round pick out of Boise State ran for 1,272 yards and eight touchdowns in 2016.
The risk for the Eagles is minimal, as Ajayi is under contract for just $705,000 next season, per Spotrac.com.