The Eagles worked out two players in Philadelphia earlier this week. Both players play the safety position: Craig Bills and Kyle Sebetic.
Eagles tried out Craig Bills and Kyle Sebetic— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) December 16, 2015
The Eagles liked Bills so much that waived cornerback Mike Lee and then signed him to their practice squad. Bills is 24 years old and has experience at safety. He measures in at 6-1, 210 pounds and played college football at Brigham Young University. He hadn't signed with an NFL team until the Eagles picked him up this week.
Sebetic, on the other hand, has some brief NFL experience. The New York Giants signed him as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2014. After participating in the inaugural NFL Veteran Combine, the Green Bay Packers gave him a shot on their 2015 offseason roster.
The Eagles were seemingly interested in adding more safety depth to the team. Malcolm Jenkins, Walter Thurmond, Chris Maragos, and Ed Reynolds already count for four safeties on the main roster. Adding Bills to the practice squad gives Philadelphia a fifth guy for practice.
UPDATE: Bills failed his physical so the Eagles are keeping Lee. So much for all of that.
Here's a reminder of what Philadelphia's 10-man practice squad looks like now:
S Craig BillsCB Mike Lee
OL Brett Boyko
OL Malcolm Bunche
CB Randall Evans
LB Brandon Hepburn
WR Freddie Martino
QB Stephen Morris
TE Chris Pantale
DE Travis Raciti
LB Deontae Skinner