The Eagles today announced that they’ve signed 6-7, 239-pound wide receiver Ifeanyi Momah.
Momah attended Boston College, but has not played in a game since the 2011 opener when he suffered a season-ending torn ACL in his left knee. His appeal for a sixth year of eligibility was denied.
Momah told Tim Whelan Jr. of the The Metrowest Daily News that he initially thought about giving up on playing football before eventually deciding to stick with it.
“It’s honestly a blessing,” Momah said at BC’s Pro Day. “Last year I was out here and I couldn’t do anything, with my knee. That hurt, it was tough for me. That whole year off of training and working out, I had a fire in my chest to keep working so I could come here the next year and give it my all. I was happy how it turned out today, able to do what I was doing before the injury.
“I feel like my old self again.”
Momah had 39 catches for 629 yards and six touchdowns while at Boston College. In his final game (the 2011 opener) against Northwestern, Momah caught eight balls for 157 yards.
He also got a look at defensive end in college.
Momah has to be considered a longshot to make an NFL roster, but he at least will get a chance to make an impression this offseason.