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Eagles invite 20 tryout players to 2017 rookie minicamp, including a guy with an awesome name

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Including Weston Steelhammer!

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The Philadelphia Eagles have invited a total of 20 tryout players to the team's 2017 rookie minicamp which begins on Friday, May 12.

Keep in mind these players are not officially under contract. They have only been invited to rookie minicamp on a tryout basis. More likely than not the Eagles are just looking for extra bodies to fill practice reps this weekend. As you can see below, some of the guys are local players.

The Eagles actually ended up signing two of their rookie tryout players last offseason: David Watford and M.J. MacFarland. Watford ending up making the practice squad last season. So it’s possible at least one of these tryout players ends up sticking around for more than just this weekend.

Complete list of Eagles tryout players

WR Chance Allen (Houston)

OT Lorenzo Allen (Northwestern Oklahoma State)

WR Chris Black (Missouri)

OT Jemar Clark (Arkansas State)

S Reggie Daniels (Oregon)

TE Romond Deloatch (Temple)

QB Dane Evans (Tulsa)

OT Stephen Evans (North Alabama)

LB Chris Harthone (West Georgia)

LB Tyke Kozeal (Nebraska-Kearney)

WR Keevan Lucas (Tulsa)

DE Paulin Miano (Virginia Union)

QB Dakota Prukop (Oregon)

OT Victor Salako (Oklahoma State)

S Nick Shafnisky (Lehigh)

S Weston Steelhammer (Air Force) <— [Awesome name, sign this guy Eagles!]

DE Sam Van Ginkel (Northwestern College)

LB Anthony Williams (Utah State)

S Dorian Williams (Princeton)

RB Joe Yearby (Miami)


In addition to these 20 tryout players, the Eagles’ rookie minicamp will also feature: eight draft picks from the 2017 class, 10 undrafted free agent signings, and five returning first year players.