Running back Matthew Tucker and punter Brad Wing failed the Eagles’ conditioning test on Monday. They have been placed on the non-football injury list.
That is not a great start for two players that are far from locks to make this team.
Tucker, a rookie free agent out of TCU, is competing with Felix Jones and Chris Polk for the No. 3 running back job. At 6-1, 227, he brings good size to the position, but has his hands full in this competition.
Wing has had his share of issues in the past. He was suspended for reportedly failing a drug test, was arrested for simple battery (the charges were eventually dropped) and was apparently told by LSU that he was no longer welcome on the team. One special teams coach reportedly referred to him as a “problem child.”
Wing is competing for a roster spot with veteran Donnie Jones.
The rest of the team reports Thursday. It will be interesting to see if there are any other players that fall short in the conditioning test.