Chris Polk dealing with hamstring tear, Eagles acquire kicker

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Philadelphia Eagles running back Chris Polk said on Wednesday that he has been dealing with a partially torn hamstring from the second day of practice.

“I didn’t know the severity of it,” Polk said via CSN Philly, “but I knew something wasn’t right. It instantly locked up, tightened up. And then there was bruising. I just felt like my world ended that day.”

Polk missed the Eagles first two preseason games and will miss their third as well. Polk is planning to practice next week. On Tuesday the Eagles acquired former Oregon standout Kenjon Barner from Carolina.

Michael Tucker and undrafted free agent Henry Josey round out the Eagles running back options behind LeSean McCoy.

The Eagles also traded running back David Fluellen to the Indianapolis Colts on Wednesday for kicker Cody Parkay. Neither Fluellen or Parkay were going to make their previous teams so this offers them a new lease on life.

Parkay will compete with Alex Henery for the kicking job with the Eagles. Cary Spear appears set to be released.

To make room for Fluellen on their roster the Colts have cut Phillip Tanner. Tanner had just four yards rushing this preseason on eight carries while committing a fumble.