The Philadelphia Eagles are set to work out free agent safety and Rutgers alumnus Jeremy Deering, according to a report from Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post. Wilson reports the Eagles are one of six teams interested in Deering. Since the Eagles have a game against the Ravens tonight on Saturday, Deering won't work out for Philadelphia until tomorrow on Sunday.
The 25-year-old Deering measures in at 6-2, 201 pounds. Deering played four years with the Scarlet Knights. He was a very versatile player. From NJ.com:
"A former three-star recruit, Deering played all over the field in his four years at Rutgers. He spent time as a Wildcat quarterback, running back, wide receiver and kick returner during his first three seasons.
Deering was switched to safety as a senior and struggled with the adjustment to defense. He started 10 games at free safety for the defense that allowed the most passing yards in Rutgers history."
On offense, Deering finished his college career with 578 rushing yards on 130 attempts and 415 receiving yards on 21 receptions. On defense, Deering racked up 45 total tackles, one interception, and one pass defensed.
After going undrafted in the 2014 NFL Draft, Deering signed with the Patriots. He was cut a month later and then ended up with the Oakland Raiders. Deering was waived/injured late last August. The Jaguars signed Deering to a futures contract following the 2015 NFL season but then cut him in May.
The Eagles have an open roster spot and need depth at safety after waiving Earl Wolff. There's no guarantee the Eagles will sign Deering, but they're at least giving him a look.