The Eagles hosted four free agents for tryouts in Philadelphia on Tuesday: linebacker B.J. Bello, cornerback Dexter McDougle, cornerback Quinten Rollins, and safety Ibraheim Campbell.
As we know, the Eagles signed Bello to their practice squad and McDougle to their man 53-man roster.
It’s worth highlighting the two players the Eagles didn’t sign — Rollins and Campbell — because they were both selected fairly high in the 2015 NFL Draft. The Packers drafted Rollins in the second round (No. 62 overall) while Campbell went to the Browns in the fourth round (No. 115 overall).
Rollins played in 33 games (15 starts) with Green Bay over three seasons. After starting him out as a nickel corner in 2017, the Packers tried to move Rollins to safety this year. Rollins didn’t excel and he ultimately ended up on injured reserve after suffering a hamstring injury in the preseason. The Packers later waived him with an injury settlement and he’s been a free agent since.
Campbell, a Philly native and Chestnut Hill Academy grad, played in 37 games (11 starts) with Cleveland before being waived with an injury during the 2017 season. The Texans picked up Campbell and he remained with Houston until 2018 final cuts. Then the Dallas Cowboys had him on their roster for a little over a month before releasing him.
With the Eagles banged up in the secondary, it sure doesn’t hurt to kick the tires on some potential reclamation projects like Rollins and Campbell. Ultimately, though, the Eagles decided to go with signing McDougle, who has familiarity playing in Philadelphia’s defense.
In former Eagles news, the following players worked out for the New York Jets: Donnel Pumphrey, Toby Weathersby, and Jon Toth. Linebacker Corey Nelson had a tryout with the Oakland Raiders.