Eagles Waive/Injured QB Jerod Evans
PHILADELPHIA (973espn.com) – There are some who thought rookie Jerod Evans might have a chance to push Matt McGloin for the Eagles’ third quarterback spot come August.
Turns out the former Virginia Tech star didn’t even make it past the team’s rookie minicamp being waived on Sunday with an injury designation. An NFL source confirmed to 973espn.com that Evans hurt his foot.
To replace Evans on the 90-man offseason roster Philadelphia signed offensive tackle Victor Salako, one of the 20 tryout players in for the camp.
Salako is a 6-foot-6, 335-pound undrafted free agent out of Oklahoma State and joins a depth chart featuring starters Jason Peters and Lane Johnson as well as reserves Halapoulivaati Vaitai, Matt Tobin, Dillon Gordon and Taylor Hart, who is making the shift from defensive line to the OL.
The 23-year-old Evans threw for 3,552 yards and 29 touchdowns against just eight interceptions as a junior with the Hokies last season, his only campaign there as the starter. He understood he had an uphill battle in front of him and was brought in as a developmental project but embraced it on Friday while discussing things after practice in the locker room.
“They drafted (Carson) Wentz last year in the first round so I knew what the situation was,” he said. “I wanted to come here knowing that they will mold me a great quarterback in this NFL.”
With Evans gone, the Eagles have only three quarterbacks on the offseason roster: Wentz, Nick Foles and McGloin, meaning another camp arm might be added at some point.
Former Tulsa QB Dane Evans and ex-Oregon signal caller Dakota Prukop were tryout players this weekend.
The Eagles’ will begin on-field work during voluntary OTAs on May 23.
-John McMullen covers the Eagles and the NFL for 973espn.com. You can reach him at email@example.com or on Twitter @JFMcMullen