From Mike Kaye over at NJ.Com, citing a “person with knowledge of the situation” –
Adams underwent labrum surgery following the team’s divisional-round playoff loss to the New Orleans Saints in January, the individual said. Adams was given a six-month timetable for a return, so he should be able to participate in training camp in July.
Josh Adams did not run the ball in that divisional round postseason game. He had one attempt for two yards in the wildcard round win against Chicago. At the time, Darren Sproles was back in the fold and the Birds went with Wendell Smallwood for the bulk of the carries.
Said Mike Groh back in January:
“We had a package for Josh and a way that we were going to use him in the game. Over the course of the game, it just didn’t go that way. Wendell was playing well and it was one of those games where we wanted to make sure that Darren Sproles had every opportunity to make an impact in the game, getting playoff time. If we had not gotten Darren in the game, you’d be asking me why he didn’t get in.”
Adams, an undrafted free agent, finished with 511 yards and 3 touchdowns on 120 carries, good for a 4.3 rookie average. With the addition of Jordan Howard this season, he’ll be competing with Smallwood and Corey Clement on the running back depth chart, and perhaps Sproles if he returns for a 14th NFL season.
The Eagles offseason program begins today and several of the players are scheduled to speak a bit later.