Plug-and-play running backs came in all shapes and sizes in the 2017 NFL draft.

Donnel Pumphrey can describe them all, for he was part of the class.

Leonard Fournette and Christian McCaffrey came off the board in the top 10 picks after running smoldering 40-yard dashes a...

October 23, 2018

The Eagles announced Tuesday the signing of running back Donnel Pumphrey to the practice squad.

Pumphrey was drafted by the Eagles in the fourth round (132nd overall) in 2017 but spent his rookie season on the Injured Reserve list with a hamstring injury. Pumphrey spent...

September 5, 2018

Seahawks rookie Rashaad Penny met Donnel Pumphrey at San Diego State, where the two running backs shared a backfield. Later they discovered they share a family, too.

Donnel Pumphrey always felt like family.

Of course, Rashaad Penny never met him before they shared a back...

September 4, 2018

If the Detroit Lions ever find a taker for Ameer Abdullah in a trade, they'll have a ready-made replacement on the practice squad.

The Lions signed Donnel Pumphrey to a practice-squad contract on Tuesday, NFL Network reported, adding an extra layer of insurance to...

August 21, 2018

Donnel Pumphrey waited a year for the preseason opener.

Then two days before it? He hobbled off the practice field with a hamstring injury. Another hamstring injury.

Pumphrey will have to wait one more week to show what he can do.

Pumphrey, who hasn’t practiced since...

July 28, 2018

Donnel Pumphrey has faced the doubts before. The Eagles’ 2017 fourth-round draft choice out of San Diego State is listed at 5-foot-9, 176 pounds, though closer to 5-6, has been dealing with the doubters all of his life.

Pumphrey enters Eagles’ training camp with a whole...

May 14, 2018

After spending all of last season on IR, don’t count out Philadelphia Eagles 2017 fourth round pick Donnel Pumphrey moving forward.

When discussing the team’s haul following the NFL draft, Philadelphia Eagles general manager Howie Roseman declared that the team would be...

May 9, 2018

Before the wheels fell completely off in 2017, the Seattle Seahawks looked like they may have a candidate for Offensive Rookie of the Year and Defensive Rookie of the Year; however in the end neither potential candidate really got close to the award podium. Although co...

April 27, 2018

As expected, the Seahawks traded down in the first round of Thursday’s NFL draft, dealing their 18th overall pick and a seventh round pick to Green Bay in exchange for the Packers’ pick at No. 27, and third round and sixth round picks.

With the 27th pick, the Seahawks o...

March 5, 2018

Running back may not be considered a primary need for the Los Angeles Chargers as we head toward the NFL draft, but wide receiver wasn’t a primary need last season and the team still drafted Mike Williams at No. 7 overall.

The teams that draft best go with a best-player...

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