REPORT: Terrance West visited the Philadelphia Eagles

OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 08: Terrance West
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 08: Terrance West /

Former Baltimore Ravens running back Terrance West took a free agent visit with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Once Alex Collins took over the starting running back duties early last season, Terrance West’s role in the backfield quickly became obsolete. That’s why it was no surprise when the Ravens let West walk as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

West’s camp has been fairly quiet so far in 2018, but he’s garnered some interest based on the latest reports.

According to Jeff Zrebiec of The Baltimore Sun, West visited the Philadelphia Eagles today.

West was signed to the Ravens’ practice squad late in the 2015 season. He took advantage of an injury-plagued roster and earned a starting role the following year, totaling 774 rushing yards and five touchdowns in 13 starts.

West suffered a calf injury in a Week 5 win over the Oakland Raiders last season and never saw consistent playing time once Alex Collins solidified himself as the starter.

Philadelphia has become the hub for former Ravens. Haloti Ngata, Timmy Jernigan, and Mike Wallace all currently reside on the Eagles’ roster. Torrey Smith and Dannelle Ellerbe were also part of the Super Bowl LII winning team last season. They currently have four running backs on the active roster, including a slew of young talent in Corey Clement, Wendell Smallwood, and Donnel Pumphrey.

With the overhaul on the offensive side of the ball, the Ravens haven’t made any moves at the running back position. The team seems fairly content with the trio of Alex Collins, Buck Allen and Kenneth Dixon for the upcoming season with the possibility of an undrafted free agent signing.

It’s important to note that after today, any unrestricted free agent signed after today will not count against the compensatory formula. That’s something that many teams take into consideration.

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