Chris Givens has agreed to join the Eagles.
The Philadelphia Eagles have a new wide receiver.
Former Rams and Ravens wide receiver Chris Givens has officially agreed to terms with the Eagles on a one-year deal, the team announced Wednesday afternoon.
Givens likely won’t play a massive role for the Eagles, but he does bring something to the table that the team lacks at the wide receiver position – blazing speed. As a prospect out of Wake Forest in 2012, Givens ran a 4.41 in the NFL Combine before be drafted in the fourth round (96th overall) by the Rams.
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The Eagles also have good speed in players like Josh Huff and second-year player Nelson Agholor, but Huff’s role is a little murky, especially after reportedly being unhappy in Philadelphia, which he later denied. Agholor, on the other hand, failed to show anything but glimpses as a rookie.
Givens has an obvious connection to the Eagles in quarterback Sam Bradford, who he played with in his first three years in the NFL. In Givens’ two years playing with Bradford (Bradford missed all of 2014 with a torn ACL), Givens recorded 1,267 yards and three touchdowns. Obviously, those numbers aren’t eye-popping, but they show that Givens can be a solid piece to a football team.
Givens will likely be nothing more than a depth player, but he has the speed to take the top off of a defense, which the Eagles could definitely use.