Trey Sermon is on a new NFL team entering his second season in the league.
One day after he was waived by the San Francisco 49ers, who let him go one day after initial 53-man rosters were set around the NFL, Sermon was claimed Thursday by the Philadelphia Eagles.
Eagles have claimed RB Trey Sermon off of waivers. pic.twitter.com/PakOIzOvKQ— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) September 1, 2022
Selected by the 49ers with the No. 88 overall pick in the 2021 NFL draft after he ran for 870 yards – highlighted by a school record-setting 331-yard Big Ten Championship Game against Northwestern – on just 116 carries in his lone season at Ohio State, Sermon lasted only one year in San Francisco, where he ran for just 167 yards and one touchdown on 41 carries as a rookie.
After being buried on the running back depth chart in San Francisco, though, Sermon will now have a chance to gain a foothold in the league in Philadelphia. He’ll compete for carries on a depth chart that’s led by Miles Sanders and also includes fellow second-year running back Kenneth Gainwell as well as Boston Scott. He becomes the only former Ohio State player on the Eagles’ current roster.
With Sermon back on a roster, Ohio State now has 52 players on 53-man rosters around the league. Former Ohio State long snapper Jake McQuaide, who was not on the initial list of Buckeyes on 53-man rosters, was re-signed by the Dallas Cowboys on Wednesday.