Monday, September 06, 2010

Eagles sign TE Mills to practice squad

TE Garrett Mills
The Eagles have signed tight end Garrett Mills to the practice squad. 

Mills is an excellent receiver but is injury prone and had trouble staying on the field during three seasons in Minnesota. 

Originally a fourth round draft choice of the New England Patriots in 2006, Mills (6-1, 235) has spent the past three seasons with the Vikings, notching seven receptions for 91 yards in nine career games.

Mills starred collegiately at Tulsa, where he became the first tight end in school history to amass over 2,000 career receiving yards. In fact, Mills’ 201 career receptions and 2,389 career receiving yards ranked second in Division I-A history among tight ends. In addition, his 23 career touchdowns ranked fourth in school history. Mills did not miss a game in college, playing in 50 contests with 33 starts. He caught at least one pass in 40 straight games, compiling the longest streak of any of the nation’s tight ends when his career ended. As a senior in 2005, Mills recorded 87 catches for 1,235 receiving yards and nine touchdowns. All of those marks were the highest totals for any tight end in the nation.

The Tulsa, OK, native attended Jenks High School, where he was named the Tulsa World Player of the Year as a senior tight end. Mills was a member of teams that posted a three-year record of 40-1 and won three Class 6A state titles. 

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