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Philadelphia Eagles will work out Canadian Football League pass rusher, per report

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The Philadelphia Eagles are reportedly set to work out Canadian Football League pass rusher Freddie Bishop, according to a report from Scott Mitchell of the Calgary Sun. From the report:

Bishop III is already generating interest, too, as the 6-foot-4, 265-pounder who will turn 26 in February, worked out for the Chicago Bears on Tuesday and also has workouts scheduled with the Philadelphia Eagles and the Tennessee Titans, according to a source.

Bishop isn't the only CFL player the Eagles are checking out this week. The Birds are also bringing 6-4 wide receiver Eric Rogers to Philadelphia for a visit. Both Rogers and Bishop play for the Calgary Stampeders.

Bishop played college football for Western Michigan. After failing to get picked in the 2013 NFL Draft, Bishop signed with the Lions as an undrafted rookie free agent. Detroit released him nearly a month later. Since then, Bishop has spent time with the Stampeders. Bishop finished with 11 sacks and 45 tackles during the 2015 season. He had three sacks and 16 tackles in 2014.

The Eagles added a pass rusher to their 53-man roster last week when they signed Steven Means away from the Houston Texans' practice squad. Their interest in Bishop seems to suggest they're interested in upgrading their depth at that position, which probably doesn't bode well for 2014 first round pick Marcus Smith.


(Hat tip to @igglesnut for the heads up.)