Recent Eagles free-agent signings that just didn’t pan out

Mike Wallace #14, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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Michael Jacquet #38, Philadelphia Eagles
Michael Jacquet #38, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

. . Michael Jacquet, CB (2020 UDFA). 38. player. 54.

A pair of undrafted rookie free agents failed to sizzle when they were given the opportunity.

An undrafted rookie free agent added by the Eagles in 2020, Michael Jacquet learned quickly that playing football in the City of Brotherly Love is a long way from doing so at the University of Louisiana. Whether fair or unfair, he’s best remembered for being torched by Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup during a blowout loss versus the Dallas Cowboys in 2020.

He gave up seven catches that resulted in 182 yards and two touchdowns in that one. He’s currently on the Los Angeles Chargers roster after being released from Philly’s practice squad on October 26th of 2021 and spending brief stints with the Jacksonville Jaguars and New York Giants.

. . . Adrian Killins, RB (2020 UDFA). 46. player. 54

The 2020 NFL Draft was a controversial one for the Eagles. They ignored Justin Jefferson in Round 1 and selected a quarterback in Round 2, just 329 days after inking Carson Wentz to a four-year, $128 million contract extension with $107 million guaranteed.

They found some solid prospects late (Jack Driscoll, Quez Watkins, and Shaun Bradley). Then, once Round 7 wrapped, they agreed to terms with 13 intriguing rookie undrafted free agents. One of which was Adrian Killins, a speedster from the UCF Knights.

It took a while for him to earn his opportunity. He was waived during final roster cuts, re-signed to the team’s practice squad three days later, and promoted to the active roster on October 3rd ahead of a primetime Week 4 clash with the San Francisco 49ers.

Killins finally got his hands on the ball in that one. A failed reverse led to a 12-yard loss, and he was waived one day later. Killins hung around for a while. He also notched a two-yard reception versus San Fran, but in the end, he fizzled.

He spent time with the Denver Broncos and is currently a member of the XFL’s Arlington Renegades after being released by the Houston Roughnecks on March 15th.