Eagles Sign FB Ryan Mueller To Two-Year Deal
The Eagles signed fullback Ryan Mueller to a two-year contract, the team announced.
The Morristown, New Jersey native played linebacker last season as a rookie for the Chargers, where Frank Reich was the offensive coordinator. Mueller spent time on San Diego’s practice squad last year and was a defensive lineman at Kansas State.
As Crossing Broad points out, looks like Mueller was mulching yards for “Mueller’s Lawn Service” last week.
At the owners meetings in Boca Raton, Florida, Doug Pederson said there was “a chance” the Eagles would sign a fullback at some point. He explained that he liked having a fullback or tight end in the backfield to lead block a MIKE linebacker, similar to how Kansas City used Anthony Sherman the last few years.
“I like the fullback position. It’s a position we want to evaluate this spring,” Pederson said. “I know there’s not necessarily a fullback on the roster right now. We had one in Kansas City — sort of on assignment to find one. I like the fullback position and if we can also have one on the roster who can also be a four core special teams guy — that’s probably his primary role.”
RANDLE INTRODUCED AS AN EAGLE
Rueben Randle was introduced as an Eagle today, a week after signing his one-year deal. The 24-year-old hasn’t missed a game since entering the NFL in 2012, and he caught 57 passes last season for 797 yards and eight touchdowns. In 2014, he accumulated a career-high in receiving yards (938).
Randle told the Philadelphia media that other teams were interested in him, and that he could’ve signed a multi-year deal. He added that he’s not very familiar with Pederson or Sam Bradford, although he did communicate with Bennie Logan, whom he played with at LSU.
Randle also said he expects to start this season.
“I feel confident that I will be, and that’s for me to go out there and prove,” Randle said.
TANNER HAWKINSON RELEASED
Offensive lineman Tanner Hawkinson was released on Friday, the team announced. The Eagles signed Hawkinson — originally a fifth-round pick of the Bengals — off the Niners practice squad last season.
The Eagles recently worked out o-lineman Stefen Wisniewski, who has drawn interest from multiple teams this offseason and is expected to make a decision on who to play for in the near future.