Donnel Pumphrey
Donnel Pumphrey
23-Year-Old Running BackRB
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2018 Fantasy Outlook
The all-time rushing leader in FBS history and Eagles' fourth-round pick in 2017 struggled in the preseason and was inactive for Week 1 before tearing his hamstring and spending the rest of the season on injured reserve. Now fully healed, Pumphrey will have an uphill battle with Wendell Smallwood, Matt Jones and Josh Adams for what is likely just one roster spot behind Jay Ajayi, Corey Clement and Darren Sproles. However, Sproles is 35 and returning from a major knee surgery, and if there are any setbacks with his recovery, the similarly diminutive Pumphrey could step in. Otherwise, Pumphrey will have to show marked improvement with his hands and important contributions on special teams this preseason in order to beat out his much bigger rivals who have more obvious opportunity in Philadelphia's current scheme. Read Past Outlooks
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$Released by the Eagles in September of 2018.
Lands with Lions' practice squad
RBFree Agent
September 5, 2018
The Lions added Pumphrey to their practice squad Wednesday, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.
ANALYSIS
A 2017 fourth-round pick, Pumphrey has yet to make his NFL regular-season debut after tearing a hamstring in his inaugural preseason and landing on injured reserve. He was back to full strength for the Eagles' training camp this summer, but again dealt with hamstring issues that prevented him from making much of an impression in a crowded backfield. After being cut loose by the Eagles at final roster cutdowns, Pumphrey wasn't added to another team's 53-man roster, but the Lions saw enough potential in him as a runner and kick returner to stash him on their practice squad.
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Measurables Overview

(Compared to other RBs)

Height:   5' 9"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   176 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.48 sec
GOOD
Shuttle Time:   0.00 sec
Not Available
Cone Drill:   0.00 sec
Not Available
Arm Length:   29.00 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Hand Length:   8.50 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   34 in
WEAK
Broad Jump:   117 in
AVERAGE
Bench Press:   5 reps
TERRIBLE
Free Agent Team Injury Report
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Doubtful
Out
2017 Fantasy Outlook
Pumphrey broke Ron Dayne's FBS record for career rushing yards, but he fell to the fourth round in this year's draft because he is extremely undersized for an NFL running back at 5-8, 176. Pumphrey possesses outstanding vision, patience and burst, allowing him to excel between the tackles, while his elusiveness makes him hard to bring down once he reaches the second level. He does not have breakaway speed and is not a natural pass catcher, which makes his role uncertain. He will watch and learn behind LeGarrette Blount, Darren Sproles and Wendell Smallwood this season, but Pumphrey should not be dismissed as a potential three-down back. He could surprise if he gets enough snaps to show what he can do because he has the skill set to survive. The only question is if he is big enough to survive.
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Headed to Lions' practice squad
RBFree Agent
September 4, 2018
The Lions plan to add Pumphrey to their practice squad, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Let go by Eagles
RBFree Agent
September 1, 2018
The Eagles released Pumphrey on Saturday, Zack Rosenblatt of NJ.com reports.
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Returns to practice Tuesday
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
August 28, 2018
Pumphrey (hamstring) participated in Tuesday's practice, Zack Rosenblatt of NJ.com reports.
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Expects to play Thursday
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
Hamstring
August 27, 2018
Pumphrey (hamstring) expects to see the field in Thursday's preseason game against the Jets, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
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Will work into practice Sunday
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
Hamstring
August 26, 2018
Pumphrey (hamstring) will practice in a limited fashion Sunday, Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News reports.
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