Eagles’ Miles Sanders is clearly the team’s no. 1 talking in practice with RB, Nick Sirianni.

PHILADELPHIA — Miles Sanders doesn’t have to do much to get noticed, because his play speaks for itself. A Philadelphia Eagles running back always carries some extra weight, as Sanders has experienced entering year four with the team.

When Sanders has a big race, highlights are all over social media. With similar cuts that shake defenders and wink in the open field. The cause-and-effect relationship also becomes null on route runs and drop routes, as Sanders remains under the microscope as a back with the potential to be elite.

Even when Sanders isn’t doing anything, it’s felt. During Friday’s training camp practice, Sanders was with the other team during some of the team’s drills. It’s Philadelphia, so it’s addressed.

When asked before Saturday’s practice, Eagles head coach Nick Siriani shrugged it off.

“I don’t know where it came from,” Siriani said. “Our first three backs — Kenny (Gainwell), Myles (Sanders) and Boston (Scott) rotate in and out three plays in the first two sessions of the stretch. Those three guys rotate the area.

“Miles is our boy. There’s no secret.”

Was it the coach speaking? Sure, but Siriani made his words loud and clear on the first game of 11-on-11 team drills. Sanders — lined up with 1s — found an opening in the B-gap and immediately hit the second level. He had a big cut and juke at the end of the play that would have been a huge advantage on Sunday with his ability.

As Sanders drew oohs and aahs from the crowd, Siriani made sure to shout to the media where he stood — a big smile on his face and the message:

“He’s with the 1s! He’s a starter!”

A few members of the Siriani media were laughing, but Sanders’ future is uncertain going into a fourth year. Sanders is one of the league’s most efficient backs when he gets the football, as evidenced by where he ranks on the stat sheet. His 5.1 yards per carry average ranks third in the NFL among running backs with 400-plus carries (behind only Nick Chubb and Jonathan Taylor), and his 5.66 yards per touch average ranks fourth at his position (only Austin Eckler, Christian McCaffrey, and Taylor even higher).

The Eagles will eventually have to decide if Sanders is going to be their long-term return, even if Siriani is now backing that up. Half of the games Sanders played in 2021 resulted in him having fewer than double-digit carries.

Siriani can certainly echo his comments further on the field this fall. Sanders also had a loud message about his purpose this year.

“() To get the respect that I deserve,” Sanders said. “Don’t write articles about me being on the other team.”