Friday, February 22, 2008

Eagles sign free agent WR Childress

The Philadelphia Eagles signed wide receiver Bam Childress to a two-year contract Friday.

Childress (5-10, 185) was originally signed as an undrafted rookie by the New England Patriots in 2005. He went on to spend a majority of his first two NFL seasons on the Patriots practice squad, a unit he was a member of for the entire 2007 season. Childress has recorded five receptions for 39 yards in three career games.

The Warrensville, OH, native, was signed to the active roster for the final week of his rookie campaign, and caught three passes for 32 yards. Childress also appeared in that game as a reserve cornerback and logged five tackles against the Miami Dolphins. In 2006, he appeared in the season opener, but was released and re-signed to the practice squad later that week. Childress was again re-signed to the active roster in week 16, and played that week, only to be inactive for the regular season finale and the team’s two postseason contests.

Childress played collegiately at Ohio State from 2001-04, recording 33 receptions for 392 yards and nine kickoff returns for 159 yards. He is also a cousin of Denver cornerback Champ Bailey and Detroit linebacker Boss Bailey.

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