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Eagles ink TE Kris Wilson

Wilson played behind Tony Gonzalez in KC
Update [2008-3-26 12:33:42 by JasonB]: Pro Football Talk says that Adam Schefter is reporting that Wilson has signed with the Eagles.
As we expected, the announcement that free-agent tight end/fullback/H-back Kris Wilson is meeting with the Eagles soon will be followed by an announcement that he has agreed to terms.

Though the announcement has not yet been made, Adam Schefter of NFL Network reports that a deal is done for the former Chiefs draft pick, who was stuck for four years behind Tony Gonzalez. We’d previously heard that it will be a three-year contract.

We’ve also heard that Wilson’s primary position in Philly might end up being fullback, and that his choice of jersey numbers could reflect that.

It will be interesting to hear how the Eagles see Wilson. If it's as a fullback or at least partly as a FB, obviously the competition in camp for that spot will be heavy with Klecko and Davis already expecting to fight for it. We've also seen the Eagles experiment with guys in an H-Back role in the past, possibly Wilson could be used in that way as well.

So says the official site.

Free agent tight end Kris Wilson is visiting the Philadelphia Eagles today. He will meet with the media following his visit at 3 PM...

The 26-year-old Wilson spent the last four seasons in Kansas City, where he caught 42 passes for 345 yards and four touchdowns as a tight end, H-back and fullback. Wilson also has 15 career tackles on special teams. In 2007, Wilson registered a career-high 24 receptions for 180 yards and one score.

I find this one a bit odd. Wilson certainly doesn't seem like a guy with starting potential, possibly he could be looked at as a blocking TE? Schobel hasn't shown much in his time here, possibly Wilson could be competition for the 3rd TE spot? He's versatile in that he plays TE, FB, and special teams. Obviously the Eagles look like they're stocking up on those types of players. It should at the very least increase the level of competition in camp.

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