The Eagles are hosting four free agents on a tryout basis at Philadelphia's minicamp this week. According to the team, those players include defensive tackle Ken Bishop, wide receiver DaVaris Daniels, wide receiver T.J. Graham and (drumroll, please) ... FULLBACK Michael Zordich Jr.
It's not surprising that some of those players have connections to the current Eagles' coaching staff. As Zach Berman points out, Daniels is the son of Eagles defensive quality control/assistant defensive line coach Phillip Daniels. Zordich Jr., who went to Penn State, is the son of former Eagles safety Michael Zordich. Doug Pederson and Zordich Sr. spent time together on the Eagles' coaching staff from 2009-2012.
Here's a quick overview of each player.
DT Ben Bishop - 6-0, 300 pounds. Drafted by the Cowboys in the seventh round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Appeared in two games with Dallas in 2015. Released in order to make room on the roster for Greg Hardy.
WR DaVaris Daniels - 6-2, 205 pounds. Signed with the Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2015. 80 receptions for 1,235 yards and seven touchdowns in 24 games played for Notre Dame.
WR T.J. Graham - 5-11, 188 pounds. Third round pick by the Bills in 2012. Has spent time with the Titans, Jets, and Saints (connection to WR coach Greg Lewis) since then. 61 career receptions for 794 yards and four touchdown in 47 career NFL games played.
FB Michael Zordich Jr. - 6-1, 245 pounds. Signed with Panthers as undrafted free agent in 2013. 115 rushing attempts for 384 yards and nine touchdowns at Penn State. Also 22 receptions for 200 yards.
Quick analysis: Graham has the most NFL experience of the bunch and the Eagles are still looking for depth at receiver so maybe he'll stick. Zordich could also have a chance since the Eagles are looking for a fullback but the team already signed converted defensive lineman Ryan Mueller earlier this offseason.