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Eagles Practice Squad: Philadelphia signs Andrew Gleichert

The Eagles are bringing him back.

Seems like Mark Sanchez might not be a fan of this move.
Seems like Mark Sanchez might not be a fan of this move.
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The Philadelphia Eagles completed their 10-man practice squad on Sunday afternoon, but now the team is already making a slight change. Andrew Gleichert is expected to sign with the Eagles practice squad, according to a report from Tim McManus.

The 23-year-old Gleichert originally signed with the Eagles as an undrafted free agent following the 2015 NFL Draft. He was recently waived in Philadelphia's final cuts to get down to the 53-man roster limit. The 6-5, 260 pound Gleichert failed to stand out this summer as a pass catcher; he was targeted once in the preseason and didn't record a single catch. For what it's worth, however, he did grade out well as a blocker according to Pro Football Focus.

It's unclear who the Eagles will cut from the practice squad in order to make room for Gleichert. One might think it would be recently signed tight end Chris Pantale, who did not spend the offseason with the team.


In other former Eagles tight end news, undrafted rookie free agent Eric Tomlinson recently signed with the Houston Texans' practice squad after being waived by Philadelphia.


UPDATE: Gleichert takes the place of Pantale, who never officially signed.

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