Thursday, September 24, 2009

Eagles add TE Rucker to practice squad

The Eagles tight end situation has been pretty fluid this season with players coming and going due to injuries and ineffectiveness. That fluidity continues today as the Birds made another move at tight end today, adding former 2008 4th round pick Martin Rucker to the practice squad. Rucker had been with the Browns the last two years before being waived on Wednesday. He has only 2 career catches in the 5 games he suited up for but is still considered a good prospect with a lot of upside. Rucker, who played with Jeremy Maclin at Missouri, is a pass-catching tight end who needs to work on his blocking. At 6 foot 5 and 260 pounds, he certainly has plenty of size and if the Eagles can keep him around for a while he will develop into a useful player.

To make room on the practice squad for Rucker the Eagles released TE Rob Myers. Myers had a decent showing in the preseason but was the odd man out when the team brought in Tony Curtis and later Alex Smith. Myers was an undrafted free agent so the fact that he stuck along this long is commendable.

The Eagles also added former Penn State WR Jordan Norwood to the practice squad on Wednesday to replace the departed Danny Amendola. Norwood had also spent the preseason with the Browns.

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