The Philadelphia Eagles appear to be at least a little interested in kicking the tires on new free agent running back Jamaal Charles. The running back was cut loose by the Kansas City Chiefs earlier this week and there have been a number of teams that have seemed like the perfect fit for the oft-injured speedster. Among those teams that could use a running back of his talent are the Eagles, who would love to be able to come up with a running game to compliment young quarterback Carson Wentz.

Eagles coach has some interest

The Eagles head coach Doug Pederson has knowledge of Charles that might help be the deciding factor when it comes to where the former Chief decides to go.

Pederson talked about how he knows the running back during a press conference on Thursday, pointing to the two having been on the same team before. I've got history with him in Kansas City for three years. I think he's a tremendous running back, and it's something that we'll evaluate now," Pederson told reporters according to ESPN. "We'll grade him just like we do every free agent and every person that's released and see where he could fit into our offense."

Pederson was the Chiefs' offensive coordinator from 2013 to 2015 so the Eagles head coach certainly knows what Charles can bring to the table. The real question now is can the runner bring to the Philadelphia Eagles what he brought to Kansas City for so many years?

Injury factor should be a concern

While the Eagles would love to have a speed burner the caliber of Charles, if there is a reason they won't sign him, it's because of how injured he's been the last few years. Charles has appeared in just eight games in the last two years. One has to wonder if the Eagles would want to spend the time and money it would take to invest in Charles if he's playing only a few games in Philadelphia.

These days, it appears to mostly be a waiting game to see how badly Pederson would like to be reunited with his former player. The Eagles head coach could probably do worse, and could hit a home run with the choice if Charles can stay healthy.