Most of the first Friday that followed the Philadelphia Eagles‘ Super Bowl 57 loss was rather quiet. A week ago, there was a buzz. Last Friday, the Birds were 48 hours from playing in football’s biggest game for the second time in five seasons. This time around, there isn’t much to talk about other than players cleaning out their lockers this past Tuesday, Jonathan Gannon and Shane Steichen beginning their next chapter as head coaches, Nick Sirianni and Howie Roseman’s presser, and the re-signing of 12 free agents, all of whom finished the campaign on the practice squad.
Then, shortly before much of the East Coast got ready to call it a work week and begin planning their work week, Philly announced the signing of two players.
The Eagles officially sign Andre Chachere and Cameron Tom to the roster.
Technically, this is Andre Chachere‘s fifth stint with the Eagles. He was claimed off waivers by Philly on September 2nd of 2021, re-signed by the team on March 15th of 2022, and waived on August 30th before being signed to the practice squad the next day.
Then, he was promoted to the active roster on November 8th, waived on December 6th, and re-signed to the practice squad shortly thereafter. That isn’t the situation any NFL player wants to find themselves in, but with another offseason looming and questions about what this team may look like in the future, for now, his NFL dream continues. Truthfully, that’s all you can ask for.
Cameron Tom begins his third stint with the Birds. Entering his sixth season (and his second with Philadelphia), he spent the entire 2022-2023 campaign on Philly’s practice squad.
Before that, he played in 13 games with one start for the New Orleans Saints and Miami Dolphins. He was originally signed by the Saints as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2017.
Philly likes to keep guys around that they know. These are two familiar faces. Keep an eye on them as we move through the offseason.