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Eagles sign a quarterback who is converting to wide receiver

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It didn't take long for the Philadelphia Eagles to fill the roster spot they opened on Wednesday morning by releasing linebacker Travis Long. The Eagles have signed undrafted rookie free agent David Watford, according to an official announcement from the team. Watford will play wide receiver for Philadelphia. The Eagles' official roster page indicates he will wear the No. 9 jersey.

Watford played quarterback in college. He played at Virginia for three years before transferring to Division I FCS school Hampton as a senior. Watford attempted 820 passes in college. He completed 54.1% of his attempts for 4,681 yards, 32 touchdowns, and 33 interceptions. He also ran for 437 yards on 206 rushing attempts.

The Eagles originally gave Watford a look in rookie minicamp following the 2016 NFL Draft. Now he'll have a chance to spend time with the team in training camp this summer.

Philadelphia's current crop of undrafted receivers have been unimpressive in training camp practices so far. Giving Watford a look can't hurt.