Former Missouri running back Henry Josey was released Friday by the Philadelphia Eagles.
Josey, who missed the entire 2012 season after suffering a torn ACL, MCL and patellar tendon, led Missouri with 174 carries for 1,166 yards with 16 touchdowns last season.
He gave up his final season of eligibility and entered the 2014 NFL Draft after his junior season, going undrafted before signing with the Eagles.
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Josey, whose comeback from a severe knee injury served as inspiration during the Tigers’ run to the SEC Championship Game last season, rushed for 225 yards in 34 carries during the preseason.
He had the second-most rushing yards and second-best per-carry average among the top 30 running backs during the NFL preseason (6.6).
It wasn’t enough.
It’s possible, perhaps even likely, that Josey will be picked up by another team searching for help at running back.
Other NFL teams have 24 hours to claim Josey off waivers after he’s formally released. If he goes unclaimed, Josey then becomes a free agent.