Monday, April 26, 2010

Updated: Eagles add 11 rookie free agents

Just because the draft is over doesn't mean the Eagles are done bringing in rookies. As soon as the draft ends, teams hit the phones to try to sign players that went undrafted. Occasionally, teams find a diamond in the rough but most often these players are the first cuts in training camp. Probably the best case scenario for any undrafted free agent is to hang around on the practice squad for a year. Here are the undrafted rookies the Eagles have signed so far:

Charles Alexander, DT, Louisana State

Blue Cooper, WR, Tennessee-Chattanooga

Zipp Duncan, OT, Kentucky

Joey Elliott, QB, Purdue

Keith Flemming, RB, West Texas A&M

Kevin Jurovich, WR, San Jose State

Jeraill McCuller, OT, North Carolina State

Josh Morris, CB, Weber State

David Pender, CB, Purdue

Pat Simonds, WR, Colgate

Chris Zardas, FB, UMASS

None of these names jump out to me as being great pickups, although Charles Alexander and Kevin Jurovich were two players that were expected to be drafted. With these signings, the Eagles finally did add an offensive lineman in the offseason, although I doubt they expect McCuller or Duncan to be anything more than depth in training camp.

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