The Philadelphia Eagles have seemingly signed former Villanova running back Kevin Monangai, according to a post on his Instagram page. The move has not been officially confirmed by the team. The Eagles roster was set at the 90-man limit prior to this move, so the Eagles will have to release a player to make room for Monangai. Hat tip to our friends out at VUHoops for first finding Monangai's post.
"If someone were to say my path to the NFL has been unorthodox, i think that'd be a pretty big understatement but God truly is good.. all praise and glory to The Most High for putting me in a position to have officially been offered an NFL contract by the Philadelphia Eagles.. time to show out like never before come time for training camp, the work has just begun.. #iFeelBlessed #StayReady"
Monangai is signing with the Eagles as a rookie undrafted free agent. Philadelphia showed interest in the 5-8, 205 pound running back prior to the 2015 NFL Draft. He attended the Eagles' local prospect workout day before also joining the team during rookie minicamp.
Monangai finished his college career with 3,167 yards and 29 touchdowns on 618 attempts (5.13 average). He also caught 38 receptions for 274 yards and five receiving touchdowns.
The Eagles currently have seven running backs on their roster with this new addition: DeMarco Murray, Ryan Mathews, Darren Sproles, Matthew Tucker, Kenjon Barner, Raheem Mostert, and Monangai.
Stay tuned - more details coming.