How’s everything going for all of you Philadelphia Eagles fans? Are you keeping up with all of the news fairly well? There’s a lot going on at training camp, and in all honesty, are two ways that you can look at things.
You can look at the constant barrage of tweets and drops on everything from ESPN to NFL.com and feel like all of the information is a bit overwhelming. If you’re on the other side and you’re cool with that, you can simply access as much info as you feel comfortable consuming and pick out what’s important to you personally.
If you’re a Birds fan, you’re probably fairly interested in a few roster updates. Say no more. Philly has already had their share of which as, on July 28th, they were forced to put three prospects on the COVID-19 list (Andrew Adams, Matt Leo, and Alex Singleton), two players on their PUP, also known as their physically unable to perform list (Le’Raven Clark and Rodney McLeod), and another, rookie Landon Dickerson, on the team’s Non-Football Injury list.
And that was just the first day of training camp practices. More moves came on July’s final Thursday.
The Philadelphia Eagles announce the addition of two more prospects.
As you know, no one on the COVID-19/Reserve list, the Non-Football Injury list, or the PUP counts towards the roster and having that piece of info in their back pocket gave the Philadelphia Eagles some ammo to go out and land two more prospects.
Here’s something you definitely want to store in the ol’ memory bank. Those roster battles in the defensive secondary and the wide receiver corps got even more interesting as dinnertime approached on July 29th. Philadelphia, shortly after 4:30 p.m. EST on the East Coast announced the signing of safety Obi Melifonwu and wideout Andre Patton. Take a look.
Here’s a little background info if you’re a Birds fan. Melifonwu was a second-round draft choice of the Oakland Raiders in 2017. He’d wind up with the New England Patriots in 2018 and spent two seasons there. He was waived on September 9th of 2019 but was re-signed to the practice squad the next day.
He signed a reserve/future contract with the Patriots on January 6th of last year but was released on April 27, 2020. On January 4th, 2021, and he signed a reserve/future contract with the San Francisco 49ers, but he was waived on April 29th of 2021. For his career, he boasts ten total tackles. He racked that up over the course of eight games with one start.
Andre Patton was an undrafted free agent in 2017 that found his way to the Los Angeles Chargers. After a few twists and turns, he appeared in 16 games during the 2019 season with 13 starts. The result was six receptions on 17 targets. He now joins an Eagles wide receiver room that includes Quez Watkins, J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, Jhamon Ausbon, Travis Fulgham, John Hightower, Andre Patton, Jalen Reagor, Greg Ward, Michael Walker, and DeVonta Smith.