Eagles Add Nine Undrafted Free Agents
The Eagles made it official today, announcing that they’ve agreed to terms with nine undrafted free agents and released tight end Evan Moore.
Here’s some information on the players they added.
Miguel Maysonet, RB, Stony Brook – The 5-foot-9, 209-pounder ran for 1,964 yards and 21 touchdowns as a senior. In a game against Syracuse, he broke a 71-yard run and piled up 158 yards.
“He’s a solid back with some burst and explosion. He’s not on the national radar, but he’s a guy I get a kick out of,” said NFL Network’s Mike Mayock before the draft. “[I’m] not sure he’s going to get drafted, but he’s one of those guys that certainly has an opportunity to make a team.”
ESPN’s Todd McShay said Maysonet has a chance to be this year’s Alfred Morris. Morris, of course, ran for 1,613 yards and 13 touchdowns, while averaging 4.8 yards per carry as a rookie for the Redskins.
Here’s a YouTube cut-up from the Syracuse game:
Russell Shepard, WR, LSU – I probably shouldn’t list a position with him. Sheppard falls under the “athlete” category. He went to LSU as a dual-threat quarterback and saw time at multiple positions. He finished his career with 733 rushing yards and 565 receiving yards on 58 catches. Sheppard is 6-1, 195 and ran a 4.46 at his Pro Day, according to Gil Brandt of NFL.com. Brandt also reported that some teams are looking at him as a defensive back.
Brad Wing, P, LSU – The Eagles found everything in this class, including a controversial punter from Australia. According to Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, the LSU coaching staff basically told Wing (6-2, 205) not to come back to school even though he had two years of eligibility remaining.
“He’s a problem child,” one special-teams coach said. “I interviewed him at the combine. I think it was all con. I don’t think this guy is remorseful for any of it.”
“If it was me, only way I would take him is if we didn’t have anything invested in him. First time he (expletive) up he’d be out the door. There’s too many red flags on this guy.”
Wing’s transgressions reportedly include a fight and multiple failed drug tests. On the field, he was named first-team All-American by several publications in 2011.
Kyle Quinn, C, Arizona – There will be plenty of offensive line depth spots up for grabs with the Eagles. Quinn (6-3, 290) was a two-year starter at center for the Wildcats and snapped for Nick Foles in 2011.
Isaac Remington, DT, Oregon – Chip Kelly was able to get his hands on at least one of his former players. Remington (6-6, 305) had 22 tackles, including four for loss last season. He was cited (but not charged) for a DUI and temporarily suspended by Kelly last season.
Damion Square, DL, Alabama – Kelly said he likes SEC defensive linemen. Square (6-2, 293) started 32 games for Nick Saban over the past three years. He looks to be a little small to play nose tackle, but we’ll see where Kelly thinks he fits.
Jake Knott, LB, Iowa State – The 6-2, 243-pounder was a first-team All-Big 12 selection as a senior despite missing the final four games with a shoulder injury. Will likely compete for a depth spot at inside linebacker.
Matt Tobin, OL, Iowa – The Eagles added the 6-6, 290-pound guard, according to multiple reports. Tobin was 6-feet as a junior in high school, but grew six inches in two years. He was a two-year starter with the Hawkeyes.
Matt Tucker, RB, TCU – At 6-0, 221, Tucker ran a 4.55 at the Combine. He was a rotational player in college, never rushing for more than 709 yards in a season.