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Former Eagles news: Phillip Hunt set to workout for teams following ACL recovery

The Eagles lone free agent left on the market is ready to look for a new home.


The Eagles have set a 90-man roster heading into the start of training camp. Off that roster is pass rusher Phillip Hunt, who tore his ACL around this time last year. The former CFL standout has since recovered from his knee surgery and is set to workout for teams, according to ESPN's Adam Caplan.

Hunt is the Eagles only free agent left on the market, which is likely due to his season-long stint on injured reserve. However, he was unlikely to make the team last season before the injury occurred due to his lack of fit for the scheme. He also wasn't all that productive in his two seasons of playing time prior to the start of the Chip Kelly era.

Hunt was signed by the Eagles following a stint in the CFL in 2011. He provided thrills and excitement in two straight preseasons but failed to really stick out when it mattered most. In 22 regular season games, Hunt had just 16 tackles and three sacks.

At this point, Hunt is probably a fringe player in a 4-3 defense with some hopeful upside. He was a productive pass rusher in college and the CFL, but his lack of size and Jim Washburn likely hurt his performance in the NFL. He is likely to draw interest from the likes of the Cowboys, the Buccaneers and the Vikings, who could use some depth at his position.

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