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Eagles claim DT Bruce Gaston off waivers

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The Philadelphia Eagles have claimed DT Bruce Gaston off of waivers from the San Diego Chargers, the team announced via Twitter:

Gaston, 6'2" 310lb, was an undrafted free agent out of Purdue in 2014 and has spent time on with seven NFL teams in eight stints. Gaston was originally signed by the Cardinals after the 2014 draft, but waived during final cuts.

This began a whirlwind 2014 season for him. The Patriots signed him to their practice squad on August 31st then released him on September 3rd. The next day, the Dolphins added him to their active roster, though he did not see any action and was released and signed to the practice squad on September 23rd. The next day, the Cardinals brought Gaston back, signing him their active roster, though again he did not see any playing time. In November they released then signed him to their practice squad. In December the Packers then signed Gaston to their active roster, where he remained all season but did not see playing time.

In 2015, Gaston appeared in two games for the Packers, registering one tackle before being released and signed to Green Bay’s practice squad in October. The Bears then added him to their active roster, where he appeared in seven games, recording a sack and 8 tackles. The Bears released him in May of 2016, only to be picked up by the Vikings weeks later, who then released him in June. In July the Chargers signed Gaston, where he remained before being waived yesterday.

It would seem that Gaston's tenure with the team is destined to be short lived, but with Mike Martin being released and Taylor Hart reportedly available, it's worth keeping an eye on his status. The Eagles roster now stands at 75, so no one will need to be released to make room for Gaston.

No spider graph for Gaston, but there are some highlight clips: