Eagles claim WR Travis Fulgham off waivers
On Thursday, the Eagles announced they had been awarded wide receiver Travis Fulgham off waivers. The Packers waived the second-year pass-catcher on Wednesday. Fulgham's stint in Green Bay lasted all of nine days.
Initially a sixth-round selection of the Lions in the 2019 draft, Fulgham spent time between the active roster and practice squad as a rookie, making his NFL debut in a Week 15 matchup with the Buccaneers. The Lions opted to part ways with 24-year-old earlier this month.
Fulgham, a former walk-on at Old Dominion, was a 2018 second-team All-Conference USA selection. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound receiver led the conference in receiving yards (1,083). Fulgham's breakout redshirt senior campaign earned him an invitation to participate in the prestigious Reese's Senior Bowl.
For his career, Fulgham totaled 128 receptions for 2,044 yards and 18 touchdowns over 39 career games.
Though hardly considered a field-stretcher, Fulgham is a nuanced route runner with above-average body control and thrives in contested-catch situations. With one breakout season on his collegiate resume, however, he is still considered a relative unknown.
The Eagles' receiving corps is short on size, so adding another big-bodied receiver for practice purposes should help break in a new-look secondary. However, with the season opener less than a month away, the Eagles' newest addition faces an arduous climb for practice squad consideration.