Monday, September 01, 2008

Eagles fill out practice squad

The Eagles signed the following eight players to their practice squad Monday:

CB Kyle Arrington
FB Jed Collins
DT Mike Marquardt
WR Shaheer McBride
T Chris Patrick
WR Willie Reid
LB Andy Studebaker
CB Trae Williams

Arrington, Collins, Marquardt, McBride and Studebaker were all released as part of the Eagles final roster cut down on Saturday.

Patrick (6-4, 280) spent the 2008 preseason with San Francisco and Detroit. He originally signed with the New York Giants as a rookie free agent in 2007, but was released and claimed by New England that summer before landing on Green Bay’s practice squad. A native of Ithaca, MI, he played collegiately at Nebraska.

Reid, a 3rd round draft pick of Pittsburgh in 2006, he saw action in six games with the Steelers over the last two seasons. In 2007, he caught 4 passes for 54 yards. Reid was one of Florida State’s top punt returners in school history, joining Deion Sanders (1,429) as the only other player to top the 1,000-yard plateau in punt return yardage in a career with 1,063. His average of 15.4 yards per punt return is ranked first in school history.

Williams (5-10, 195) was selected in the 5th round of the 2008 draft by Jacksonville after a stellar career at South Florida, where he finished his college career ranked second in school history with 16 interceptions, and first in return yards (219) and touchdowns (4). The Plant City, FL, native played alongside CB Mike Jenkins, a first round draft pick of Dallas in 2008, in college.

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