The Philadelphia Eagles made a roster move prior to the team’s OTA practice on Monday. The team announced they’ve signed free agent defensive tackle Gabe Wright to a one-year contract.
Wright, 24, measures in at 6-3, 300 pounds. In 12 NFL games played over two seasons, Wright has recorded a mere eight tackles.
The Detroit Lions selected Wright with a fourth round selection in the 2015 NFL Draft. Funny enough, the Lions traded with the Eagles to get that pick. Philadelphia received a 2016 third round pick in that trade, which was ultimately used to help the Eagles trade up to get Carson Wentz.
Detroit released Wright prior to the 2016 regular season. The former Auburn defensive lineman bounced on and off the Browns’ roster last year.
The Eagles had an open roster spot after waiving linebacker Steven Daniels last week. Philadelphia clearly felt the need for more depth at defensive tackle. Wright gives the team another body in practice and probably not much more.