Eagles Bringing Kamar Aiken Back
PHILADELPHIA (973espn.com) - Familiarity won out over bigger names Tuesday as the Eagles brought back Kamar Aiken to help with their ailing receiving corps.
Aiken was one of a number of players working out for Philadelphia on Tuesday, a group which included Aiken's former teammate in Baltimore, Breshad Perriman, a 2015 first-round pick.
The Eagles had also planned to look at Corey Coleman, once a first-round pick in Cleveland, but the Baylor product signed with New England before making his scheduled trip to the NovaCare Complex.
Aiken was with the Eagles in training camp but was released at the cutdown to 53 after struggling with an injury later in the preseason.
Obviously, Philadelphia already knows all it needs to know about Aiken as a player from his time in camp so his "workout" likely had more to do with his health.
At 6-foot-2 and 215 pounds, Aiken brings some much-needed size to the position with Alshon Jeffery still rehabbing from shoulder surgery and Mack Hollins on injured reserve with a groin issue.
Aiken's agent, David Canter, confirmed that his client will be back but Philadelphia needs to make a corresponding roster move before officially announcing things.
The Eagles also worked out a host of other players on Tuesday along with Aiken and Perriman, most notably former Denver first-round quarterback bust Paxton Lynch.
Others getting a look were running backs Fitzgerald Toussaint and Martez Carter, receiver Shane Wynn, and linebacker Albert McClellan.
Most NFL teams bring in street free agents on Tuesdays early in the season to build up dossiers on potential injury replacements if needed so this is just business as usual.
-John McMullen covers the Eagles and the NFL for 973espn.com. You can reach him at email@example.com or on Twitter @JFMcMullen