Eagles claim Josh Hammond off waivers: 3 fun facts about Philly’s new WR

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It’s been quite the journey for new Eagles wide receiver Josh Hammond.

Hammond looks the part of an NFL wide receiver at six-foot-tall and 194 pounds. The questions are about whether or not he can play like one. The Eagles have a lot of bodies at the wide receiver position now, but outside of Brown, DeVonta Smith, Quez Watkins, and Greg Ward, we don’t know if any of these guys can play.

Believe it or not, though it may not seem like it, Hammond may have a realistic shot at making Philly’s practice squad. He does have some experience in being there.

Josh Hammond’s story sounds a lot like Greg Ward’s.

The next time you’re looking for a fun way to spend your time. Call one of your friends, and see if they can recount Greg Ward’s story from undrafted free agent to slot receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles. We promise you that they won’t be able to do it without using Google. That’s how much of a roller-coaster ride it’s been for Mr. Ward. If anyone can understand Hammond’s story (one of being undrafted, added to the practice squad, cut, and signed to a futures deal), it’s Ward… and maybe Boston Scott.

Hammond, a former undrafted free agent out of the former Florida Gators program in 2020, has stayed the course through a rocky introduction to the NFL. We’ll see how he does with his new opportunity.