In this edition of "Former Eagles News", we take a look at several former Philadelphia players who are making (minor) headlines around the NFL. Don't forget to check out Mike Kaye's latest roundup as well.
• Ifeanyi Momah lives! The 6-7, 240 pound receiver signed a practice squad contract with the Detroit Lions on Monday. Momah previously spent a short stint on the Cleveland Browns practice squad earlier this season. Momah was something of a cult favorite during his offseason time spent with the Eagles due to his impressive size, but Philadelphia obviously didn't have much interest in keeping him around. Now with the Lions, Momah will get to travel to London this week as Detroit prepares to face Atlanta in an NFL International Series game.
• Curtis Marsh workouts. I think I've seen Marsh, who was released by the Eagles during final cuts, have a number of workouts for teams around the league this season. The most recent one was for the Miami Dolphins. Marsh had a really rough summer (see: toasted Marshmellow) but teams desperate for cornerback help are stilling showing interest.
• Felix Jones is still a thing. The New York Giants worked out former Eagles running back Felix Jones. It feels like forever ago that Jones was a useful player in the NFL. Philadelphia signed Jones in free agency last year only to trade him for linebacker Adrian Robinson from the Pittsburgh Steelers during training camp. The Eagles went on to cut Robinson shortly afterwards.
• NFL Sportsmanship Award. The NFL introduced a new award on Tuesday. Here's what former Eagles cornerback and current NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations Troy Vincent had to say about it: "While we enjoy the incredible performance of NFL players on the field, we must never forget a core value of football that transcends all levels of play and exemplifies the complete athlete–sportsmanship. This award will recognize those who never hesitate to show that excellence in football is not achieved without respect for the game, for their opponents, for the officials and for the fans."
• Brett Brackett. The Tennessee Titans recently promoted former Eagles tight end Brett Brackett from their practice squad to their active roster. Then they waived him on Monday. Brackett, a Penn State graduate, spent time with the Eagles practice squad in 2011 and also appeared on the 2012 offseason roster. It appears Brackett may be headed back to the Titans' practice squad.
• Asante Samuel out of action. Former Eagles cornerback Asante Samuel hasn't gained much attention ever since being released by the Atlanta Falcons in the offseason. Samuel, who turns 34 in January, seems to have unofficially retired from the NFL. I'm sure if some team gets desperate enough and is willing to cough up the money Samuel wants, he would come back at the right price. That probably won't be happening, though. In the meantime, Samuel is busying promoting music on his Twitter account: @pick_six22.