The Philadelphia Eagles worked out five free agents on Friday, according to a report from Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post. Three players have experience at center while the two others are running backs.
Eagles tried out Lemuel Jeanpierre, Austin Reiter, Ross Scheuerman, Dreamius Smith, J.D. Walton— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) September 19, 2015
There's no indication the Eagles will be immediately signing any of these players. More likely, the Eagles are just doing their homework on some available options. Keep in mind the Eagles recently lost backup center David Molk for the season. Philadelphia also lost Raheem Mostert when the Dolphins signed the undrafted rookie running back off the Eagles' practice squad. Here's some more info on each of the players.
The 28-year-old center measures in at 6-3, 301 pounds. Jeanpierre started 11 games over the span of four seasons with the Seahawks after signing as an undrafted free agent in 2011. Seattle waived Jeanpierre during final cuts prior to this season. The Eagles faced Jeanpierre in their game against the Seahawks last season.
The 6-3, 293 pound Reiter is 23 years old. He was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the seventh round of the 2015 NFL Draft after playing college football for the University of Southern Florida. For what it's worth, Reiter finished with a favorable Pro Football Focus this preseason (24th out of 115 centers).
The 28-year-old Walton measures in at 6-3, 305 pounds. He's made 52 career starts since being drafted by the Denver Broncos in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft. Walton most recently started for the Giants in 2014.
Smith measures in 5-11, 225 pounds. The 23-year-old running back played college football for West Virginia University, where he finished with 945 yards and 10 touchdowns on 183 carries over his final two seasons.