The Philadelphia Eagles signed former Alabama and Winston-Salem State defensive end Alfy Hill, according to an official release from the team. In order to make room for Hill, the Eagles also waived/injured linebacker Brandon Hepburn and defensive lineman B.J. McBryde.
Hill measures in at 6-4, 283 pounds. He went undrafted in the 2015 NFL Draft. He also went unsigned until now but he did spend some time with the Arizona Cardinals as a tryout player during their three day rookie minicamp.
The signing of Hill might be connected to vice president of player personnel Ed Marynowitz's past experience at Alabama. (#BamaBias!) Hill will likely serve as a camp body for Philadelphia.
Hepburn spent time on the Eagles' practice squad last season. He mostly played inside linebacker but the Eagles have been working him in with the outside linebackers due to the season-ending injury suffered by Travis Long. Hepburn suffered an abdominal injury.
McBryde signed with the Eagles as an UDFA following the 2015 NFL Draft. The defensive end suffered a foot injury.