The training camp period typically provides a lot of news, as there are plenty of moving parts. However, for folks that like to keep track of former Eagles players, certain headlines can get lost in the shuffle. Luckily, we at BGN appreciate former members of the squad as much as you do and are willing to track those players for you. Below is what has happened recently in the world of former Eagles:
- THIS JUST IN: Chad Hall will not go away. Hall has signed a free agent contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars, a team that seems to have a lot issues at the wide receiver position. The former Eagles wide receiver spent last season with the Chiefs and had two catches for 20 yards in nine games. Hall will compete for a depth spot behind the likes of Cecil Shorts, Marqise Lee and Allen Robinson during the preseason. The Jaguars also signed former Giants pass catcher and walking tree (6-foot-6) Ramses Barden to a deal.
- Our pal DeSean Jackson suffered an ankle injury this week and is expected to miss the Redskins first preseason game. The injury is not considered serious but the team is likely holding him out as a precaution.
- As previously reported on BGN, former Eagles pass rusher Phillip Hunt has signed with the Colts. It's a peculiar move, as the Colts run a 3-4 defense and he seemed to be a poor fit for the scheme in Philadelphia. That said, coming off an ACL, Hunt probably wasn't being bombarded with offers. He will compete to play in a rotation with Robert Mathis set to miss four games due to his suspension.
- Remember Martell Webb? No? That's okay. He is probably one of the more obscure camp bodies of the last few years. He signed with the Eagles as an undrafted free agent after playing at Michigan and competed at tight end. He was released nearly four years ago and has since been on more practice squads/training camp rosters than are worth counting (nine overall, for the record). His ninth is now the Cleveland Browns.
- Think you'll be seeing Michael Vick blended in with Geno Smith on a weekly basis? Think again, says ESPN New York! He will not be used in a "change of pace" role. He's just going to be a backup quarterback and mentor to Smith. Remind me why he turned down the backup job with the Eagles, if he knew he was going there to just do the same thing with Smith... Seems a bit asinine, but money likely talked.