Dolphins send Ajayi to Eagles for draft pick

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The Philadelphia Eagles have acquired RB Jay Ajayi from the Miami Dolphins in exchange for a fourth-round selection in the 2018 NFL Draft. Ajayi is also on the books for the 2018 season, meaning the Eagles don't have to worry about losing him this offseason. A change of scenery and a move to a more unique offense instead of the vanilla one the Dolphins run should prove huge for Ajayi.

Former Oregon running back LeGarrette Blount leads the Eagles backfield with 467 yards on 100 carries so far this season.

Philadelphia has no shortage of depth in their running game, but the offensive line is starting to fall apart due to injuries, as evidenced by Carson Wentz's struggles in Sunday's win over the San Francisco 49ers. Just $760,000, meaning the addition of Ajayi will have essentially no impact on their ability to re-sign their own players this offseason. He was a fifth-round pick (149th overall) by Miami in the 2015 National Football League draft.

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The news comes just days after Dolphins head coach Adam Gase was highly critical of the Miami ground game following a 40-0 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday Night Football.

Ajayi has handled nearly the entire running back workload in Miami this season, having gained 465 of the Dolphins' 535 rushing yards this season.