NFP Late Hits: Do the Eagles Need Warrick Dunn?

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Published: July 14, 2009

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... Warrick Dunn heading to Philly for one reason. Why would the Eagles want him?

For one, it takes away valuable reps in training camp from LeSean McCoy, and this is something the Eagles can’t afford to do. McCoy is here for one reason, and that’s to split carries with Brian Westbrook, keep him healthy and fresh for a tough month of December and a hopeful long run into January—all the way to Miami.

Bringing in Dunn, who doesn’t provide much outside of leadership at this point in his career, just adds congestion to practice time in camp.

Sure, I could see the Eagles bringing in Dunn if they have injuries next month, but outside of that, there’s no reason to prevent McCoy from taking every possible rep until Westbrook is 100 percent and ready to go—because he needs them. Dunn is more of a name than a player these da...

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