Eagles Notes: Givens’ Visit, Hauck On McLeod

Plus, the Eagles' biggest winners in the NFL's play-time incentive program.

Chris Givens. (USA Today Sports)

Chris Givens. (USA Today Sports)

Former Ravens wide receiver Chris Givens will visit the Eagles today, Adam Schefter first reported. The 26-year-old, who visited the Jets yesterday, was the Rams’ fourth-round pick in 2012.

Sam Bradford’s former teammate was in St. Louis until last season, when he was traded to the Ravens for a conditional draft pick. As a rookie, Givens led the Rams in receiving yards (698), yards-per-catch average (16.6) and receptions of at least 25 yards (eight). He also established an NFL rookie record for most consecutive games with a reception of at least 50 yards (five).

However, the former track athlete’s production has since tapered off, as he hasn’t accumulated at least 400 receiving yards since 2013 or scored more than one touchdown since 2012. In Givens’ 12-game stint with Baltimore last year, he did average 18.2 yards per catch, totaling 346 yards on 19 receptions.


Former Eagle and new safeties coach Tim Hauck spoke to the team website today about Philadelphia’s big free agency acquisition: Rodney McLeod. Here are a few excerpts:

“He brings attitude, he brings experience and he brings a physical nature with him and a little excitement.

“He’s not a big guy, which I embraced because I wasn’t a big guy. He’s about 5-10, 195 pounds and he plays extremely hard. You know the impressive thing about him? The last four years he’s played over 95 percent of the defensive snaps for the Rams and he was a free agent coming out of college.”

“(He has) no real regard for his body when he’s hitting someone,” Hauck said. “He’s not worried about getting hurt and that’s kind of what we like.”

“Just the tandem with Malcolm Jenkins, you’ve seen him play enough,” Hauck said. “He’s a very good player and putting Rodney in the mix with him there, it’s going to be fun to watch those guys play.

“McLeod’s got a lot of talent and a lot of heart. Philly will embrace this guy.”


Reuben Frank tweeted out the Eagles’ biggest winners in the NFL’s play-time incentive program last night, with Matt Tobin on top.