clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Eagles sign cornerback whose college teammates referred to as a “genius” to their practice squad

New, comments

Seems good.

Central Florida v Houston Photo by Richard Carson/Getty Images

The Philadelphia Eagles signed free agent cornerback D.J. Killings to their practice squad, according to an official announcement from the team.

The Eagles had a practice squad vacancy after promoting Justin Hamilton to the active roster on Saturday.

Killings is one of four players who worked out for the Eagles in Philadelphia last week. Here’s what we wrote about him at the time.

D.J. Killings - Great name. 22 years old. 5-10, 187 pounds. Undrafted in the 2017 NFL Draft out of UCF. Had seven tackles and two passes defensed in the preseason. Waived by New England via injury settlement earlier this month. Here’s a good article with more info on Killings. His college teammates referred to him as a “genius.”

Killings seems like a nice developmental player worth taking a shot on. Philadelphia already has a lot of young corners but it can’t hurt for the Birds to keep taking chances on them until a solution is found.

UPDATED LOOK AT THE 2017 EAGLES PRACTICE SQUAD

CB D.J. Killings

WR Greg Ward Jr.

CB DeVante Bausby

QB Nate Sudfeld

C/G Josh Andrews

TE Billy Brown

LB Nathan Gerry

OT Dillon Gordon

RB Byron Marshall

WR Bryce Treggs