The Philadelphia Eagles signed Adam Zaruba to a three-year contract on Monday, according to an official announcement from the team.
Zaruba is the Canadian rugby star who earned a tryout with the Eagles prior to the start of training camp. The 6-5, 265 pounder will play tight end in the NFL. You can read more about the Vancouver native in this article from The Province.
The Eagles are already set at tight end with Zach Ertz as their starter and Brent Celek and Trey Burton as rotational backups. Anthony Denham, who was on the practice squad last year, seemed to have a good spring while undrafted free agent end Billy Brown is an intriguing prospect. It seems like Zaruba will have his work cut out for him as he tries to make the roster or even the practice squad.
One thing working in Zaruba’s favor is that Celek could easily be in his last season with the Eagles and Burton is scheduled to be a free agent after this year.
At the very least, it’ll be interesting to monitor Zaruba’s progress as he tries to transition from rugby star to NFL player.
He seems to have the catching part down so far.