Eagles Sign Wide Receiver Joe Anderson

Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

The Eagles signed that free agent wide receiver whose name begins with J!

The Eagles announced they have signed former Bears wide receiver Joe Anderson. Anderson, listed at 6-1, 196 lbs, signed with Chicago as an undrafted free agent in 2012. Anderson was placed on the Bears injured reserve list in November of the 2013 season. Shortly after, he was waived/injured.

Anderson is most notably a special teams player. He's only amounted to a career total of 15 snaps on offense in 9 games played. Anderson's special teams stats include: 3 special teams tackles, 1 assisted, and 1 forced fumble. He also returned 5 kickoffs in 2013 for 82 yards (16.4 avg) and a long of 21.

Chip Kelly's affinity for special teams is no secret. He truly values them and it's reflected in the way the team practices. Anderson will compete for a job as a special teams contributor and depth receiver. The addition of this Anderson could mean the departure of another one. Eagles safety / special teams contributor Colt Anderson is scheduled to be a free agent.

It bears noting that this move has absolutely no impact on whether the Eagles will re-sign impending free agent receiver Jeremy Maclin.

Here's an old interview Anderson did with SportsManRadio. And here's a quintessential Anderson highlight video from his college ball days:

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