The Philadelphia Eagles have signed free agent running back Ross Scheuerman, according to a tweet from his agent. This marks the first signing of the Doug Pederson era. Congrats, Ross.
Blessed with another opportunity! Excited to get things going with the Philadelphia Eagles!— Ross Scheuerman (@RossScheuerman) January 21, 2016
This isn't the first time the Eagles have shown interest in Scheuerman. The team gave him a workout opportunity back in September. Here's what we wrote at the time:
The 22-year-old originally signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted rookie free agent earlier this offseason. The Steelers waived/injured Scheuerman after he suffered an Achilles injury during Steelers training camp in early August.
Scheuerman measures in at 6-1, 205 pounds. The Cream Ridge, New Jersey native attended school two hours north of Philadelphia at Lafeyette College. Scheuerman finished his college career with 3,504 rushing yards and 31 rushing touchdowns in four seasons. He also finished with 129 career receptions for 1,129 yards and eight touchdowns.
Scheuerman signed to the Green Bay Packers practice squad in early December, but it would seem the team didn't offer him a futures/reserve contract. One would assume that's the type of dealing he'll be signing with the Eagles now instead.
Scheuerman provides the Eagles more depth at running back and receiver. It doesn't hurt that he's a local kid. Maybe he can be Pederson's version of Chad Hall.
UPDATE: Eagles make it official.
#Eagles sign RB Ross Scheuerman and TE Chris Pantale to reserve/futures contracts. #FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/9UJWin3ZRH— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) January 21, 2016