Eagles Add 13 Free Agent Rookies To Roster
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – After selecting nine players in the this year’s NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles announced on Sunday that the team has agreed to terms with 13 undrafted rookie free agents.
Wide Receiver Elvis Akpla (ACK-pluh ) from Montana State posted a school record with 2,270 career receiving yards on 126 receptions, including 18 touchdowns.
Safety Matt Camilli earned first-team, All-Conference USA honors in 2011 at UTEP.
Tight End Chase Ford from Miami University caught 16 passes for 184 yards and two touchdowns in two-year career for the Hurricanes.
Cornerback Cliff Harris was a consensus All-America selection in 2010 for Oregon with six interceptions, one returned for a touchdown, and an 18.8-yard average on 29 punt returns, including four for touchdowns.
Fullback Emil Igwenagu (eh-MEAL ig-wen-AH-goo) from Massachusetts had 38 receptions for 375 yards and three TDs for the Minutemen last year.
Wide Receiver McKay Jacobson caught 113 career passes for 1,836 yards and nine TDs at BYU.
Wide Receiver Damaris Johnson became the NCAA’s all-time leader in all-purpose yardage (7,796) and kickoff return yardage (3,417) and earned 2nd-team All-America honors as a junior at Tulsa.
Wide Receiver Aaron Pflugrad (FLU-grad) totaled 96 catches for 1,241 yards and eight scores in his NCAA career at Arizona State (2010 -11) and Oregon (2007-08).
Running Back Chris Polk from Washington University rushed for 4,049 yards during his Huskies career, 2nd most ever school history.
Fullback Jeremy Stewart was a fifth-year senior at Stanford in 2011. He played in all 13 games and scored nine rushing touchdowns, and he also had one touchdown reception.
Safety Phillip Thomas led Syracuse in tackles (82) and interceptions (6) in 2011 and finished his college career with 135 tackles and nine picks.
Punter Ryan Tydlacka (tid-LOTCH-ka) averaged 43.6 yards per punt for Kentucky in 2011, including a 39.6 net yard average, which was second in the SEC.
Wide Receiver Darnell Williams from Louisiana College led the Wildcats with 62 catches for 1,101 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2011.
During Andy Reid’s tenure as head coach, 29 of the rookie free agents signed by the Eagles have gone on to play for the team, including Jamaal Jackson, Quintin Mikell,Akeem Jordan and Rod Hood.