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Eagles to work out former special teams demon, per report

Kill. Maim. Destroy.

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The Philadelphia Eagles are set to work out former linebacker and special teams demon Bryan Braman, according to a report from Michael Price. Jimmy Kempski is also reporting the same.

The Eagles are going to have an open roster spot once they place Carson Wentz on injured reserve. God, that sentence is crushing.

Anyway, back to Braman. After originally signing with Philly back in 2014, the Eagles let Braman walk in free agency this offseason. He signed with the Saints for a brief stint in August but has been out of the league since.

Bringing Braman back would make sense for the Eagles since Dave Fipp’s special teams units haven’t been playing all that great lately. Braman might not offer much as a position player, but he’s been a special teams demon throughout his NFL career.

In three years with the Eagles, Braman never missed a single game. He was virtually a designated special teams player but he played well. Braman finished fourth on the team in ST tackles in 2014, fourth in 2015, and fifth in 2016. He also blocked a punt in his first year with Philadelphia. Braman was part of a number of Dave Fipp’s special teams units that ranked near the top of the league.

I use the word “demon” and not “ace” because Braman is the guy who once said his mentality is: “Kill. Maim. Destroy.” He’s also the dude who suplexed the crap out of some guy in the preseason one time.

By working out Braman, the Eagles can check up on his conditioning and see if they want to sign him for the rest of the season. The move would make sense for both sides.