Philadelphia Eagles practice squad defensive tackle Justin Hamilton signed to the Kansas City Chiefs’ active roster, according to an official announcement.
The 24-year-old Hamilton had a good summer with the Eagles before landing on Philadelphia’s practice squad. He was called up to the 53-man roster in October and appeared in three games before eventually being sent down to the practice squad.
In order to replace Hamilton, the Eagles signed free agent defensive tackle Winston Craig.
Craig originally signed with the Eagles as an undrafted rookie following the 2017 NFL Draft. He spent the offseason with Philadelphia before being waived in final cuts.
Craig gives the Eagles some more depth on the defensive line. The Eagles had him line up at both defensive tackle and defensive end this summer.
For more background info on Craig, check out BGN’s profile on him from earlier this year.
Again, reliability and consistency. Also, some versatility, as he was also a standout on special teams with blocked kicks. Great work ethic. Often times saw him out on practice field either on his own or with one other teammate working on technique, quickness and skills. Seemed to be a quiet leader but was definitely a leader in the locker room and on the field – as would be indicated by being a two-time captain. Always seem to make his biggest plays in the biggest games, and at the key moments.
UPDATED LOOK AT THE 2017 EAGLES PRACTICE SQUAD
DT Winston Craig
C Jon Toth
S Tre Sullivan
WR Rashard Davis
CB D.J. Killings
WR Greg Ward Jr.
CB DeVante Bausby
C/G Josh Andrews
TE Billy Brown
OT Dillon Gordon
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S Harold Jones-Quartey