Eagles scouts were active yesterday, but it wasn't because of free agent Chester Pitts. Instead, they invited arena football star receiver Rod Windsor to Philadelphia for a workout with the team. Weighing in at 6'2" 205 lbs, Windsor used his size and possession skills to set the AFL single-season record for receptions with 174 while with the Arizona Rattlers. During his rookie year in 2009, the 25 year old set no fewer than four AFL records (scoring, receiving TDs, total TDs, and receptions) and was named the Spalding Rookie of the Year.
Accolades aside, this is a curious move since the Eagles' wide receiver corps seem to be set with DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin and Jason Avant set in stone and Hank Baskett, Riley Cooper and Chad Hall providing quality depth. The pending addition of a big, possession-type wide receiver would suggest that the team isn't completely satisfied with the performance of Cooper and Baskett over the course of OTAs. Or, the coaching staff could have seen enough from large-framed UFAs Blue Cooper and Kevin Jurovich and decided they need to pursue other options for the practice squad. Either way, something could be about to change among the Eagles receiving corps, and one player might be packing his bags before training camp even begins.