Eagles Add Three Players from Waiver Wire
PHILADELPHIA (973espn.com) - As expected, the Eagles were very active on the waiver wire and were awarded three players at positions of need on Sunday.
New to South Philadelphia are former Baltimore Ravens safety Terrence Brooks, ex-49ers wide receiver Bryce Treggs, and a sixth-round pick who didn’t make the cut in New England, linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill.
The Eagles had to release three players to make room for the new additions, and the joy of making the final 53 on Saturday turned sour less than 24 hours later for undrafted rookie free agents Paul Turner and C.J. Smith as well as veteran defensive lineman Taylor Hart.
Both Turner and Smith have a very good chance of returning to the practice squad if they themselves clear waivers.
Brooks is the biggest name of the new additions as a former third-round pick of Baltimore and a player new Eagles personnel chief Joe Douglas is very familiar with.
The 22-year-old Treggs, meanwhile, signed with the 49ers as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Cal and is slight at 5-foot-11 and just 185 pounds but he is very fast, at times running a sub 4.4.
Grugier-Hill, an Eastern Illinois product, is a hybrid defender at 6-2 and 218 and showed solid special teams ability over the summer in Foxborough, something the Eagles were looking for at the backup LB position.
None of the players cut by the Eagles on Saturday were picked up on waivers by other teams and five have already been brought back to the practice squad: running back Byron Marshall, wide receivers Marcus Johnson and David Watford, offensive guard Darrell Greene and defensive tackle Aziz Shittu.
Safety Blake Countess, the team's sixth-round pick out of Auburn, was also offered a spot on the PS, according to an NFL source, but chose to sign with the Los Angeles Rams' PS instead.
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