Eagles Finalize 10-Man Practice Squad
The Philadelphia Eagles are taking advantage of the new practice squad allotment rules in the National Football League.
The league announced this summer that each team will be allowed to have 10 practice squad players on their roster at any given time, up from eight for many years before. Following the weekend of final cuts, the Eagles announced the signing of eight players to their practice squad.
Philadelphia elected to bring back eight of their own that didn't make the initial 53-man roster of the season. Running back Matthew Tucker, guard/center Josh Andrews, offensive tackle Kevin Graf, defensive tackle Wade Keliikipi, safety Ed Reynolds, linebacker Emmanuel Acho and wide receivers Will Murphy and Quron Pratt were all kept in house by the Eagles over the weekend as members of their scout team.
The Eagles also added two more players, one of which came from out-of-house shortly before practice on Monday. The team announced the signing of quarterback G.J.Kinne and free-agent wide receiver/cornerback Teddy Williams, which fills their practice squad.
Williams entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2010 out of University of Texas at San Antonio and spent the summer with the Dallas Cowboys before the team cut him in 2011. He has also spent time with the Colts ans most recently the Cardinals.
He did not play college football but has world class speed, he clocked a 9.90 in the 100 his junior year, it was the fastest in the world at the time.
The addition of Kinne and Williams means the entire Eagles practice squad is set.