Saturday, April 26, 2008

Eagles acquire RB Lorenzo Booker

The Eagles have acquired running back Lorenzo Booker from the Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins will get the Eagles fourth round draft pick for the veteran running back. Booker was a third round pick by the Dolphins last year, and he rushed for 125 yards on 28 carries in 2007. He was mostly a third down back last season for Miami, catching 28 passes for 237 yards.

I have no idea how the Eagles plan on using Booker. They don't really need a running back with pass-catching ability, they already have the best in the business at that. He will likely be some help on special teams, and perhaps he could learn to return kicks or punts. For the price they paid the Eagles obviously feel that Booker has some real value. A fourth round pick is a pretty hefty price to pay for a guy that isn't at least a second string running back.

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