Monday, May 20, 2013

Eagles sign TE Shaw

PHILADELPHIA - The Eagles continue to play with the bottom of their roster, signing rookie free agent TE Will Shaw and releasing RB Miguel Maysonet. Shaw had attended the team’s rookie minicamp from May 10-12 on a tryout basis.

After beginning his collegiate career as a safety, Shaw (6-foot-3, 245) transitioned to tight end during his junior season at Youngstown State and finished his career with 43 receptions for 629 yards and eight touchdowns.

A second-team All-Missouri Valley Conference selection as a senior, Shaw caught 35 passes for 429 yards and five scores in his first full season at tight end. As a sophomore, Shaw appeared in 11 games (eight starts) as a safety, recording 48 total tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, one interception and two pass breakups.

He began his collegiate career at Mesa (AZ) Community College, where he was a second-team All-Region I selection as a defensive back, before transferring to Youngstown State following his freshman season. A native of Baltimore, Md., Shaw attended Highland High School where he played wide receiver and defensive back for the Hawks.

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