Philadelphia Eagles announce signing of OT: 3 Things to know

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Som much for salary caps huh? Who knows where in the world they’re getting all of this money from, but the Philadelphia Eagles have made yet another signing. This one helps the offensive line and their position coach, Jeff Stoutland, out.

According to a report by Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, the Birds have added swing tackle Le’Raven Clark to the nest. Here are three fun facts on the new guy other than the fact that it’s going to be a ton of fun to say ‘Le’Raven Clark’ whenever there’s an opportunity.

With a name like that, a man should be an offensive lineman or a linebacker.

Here are three fun facts for Philadelphia Eagles fans.

Some of this you may know. Some of it might come as ‘news’. All of it deserves a mention.

1. This is a reunion of sorts.

Since being taken 82nd-overall in Round 3 of the 2016 NFL Draft (the same one Philly landed Carson Wentz in), Clark appeared in 47 games for the Colts with 15 starts. He’s never played a full 16-game schedule, but this is a reunion of sorts as the young man spent the last three seasons having Nick Sirianni as his offensive coordinator.

Hopefully, it’s safe to say that he’s pretty familiar with the scheme Philly will be running.

2. Here are a few of the accolades he’s received.

Clark spent three seasons in the Big 12 as a member of the Texas Rech Red Raiders. During his time there, he racked up a CFN Freshman All-American and a Second-team All-Big 12 nod in 2012 as well as three First-team All-Big 12 nods (2013–2015) and a CBS Sports second-team All-American nod in 2015. He’s battle-tested.

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3. Clark adds to what’s now a crowded picture at tackle.

Currently, the Philadelphia Eagles have Andre Dillard, Jordan Mailata, Jack Driscoll, Lane Johnson, Brett Toth, and Casey tucker listed as offensive tackles on their current roster. It’s crowded, especially now that there are only three preseason games, but you never know how these things will play out. Don’t write Clark off of the 53-man roster quite yet.