The Philadelphia Eagles unsuccessfully tried to sign Minnesota Vikings practice squad defensive end Ifeadi Odenigbo to their 53-man roster, per the Pioneer Press. The Vikings raised Odenigbo’s salary in order to prevent him from leaving.
It seems like the Eagles tried to sign Odenigbo after they had to place rookie pass rush Josh Sweat on injured reserve. Instead, Philadelphia ended up signing free agent defensive lineman Daeshon Hall. Hall is currently serving as the fourth player in the defensive end rotation behind Brandon Graham, Michael Bennett, and Chris Long.
Odenigbo, 24, is a native of Bayonne, New Jersey. He played college football at Northwestern before being selected by the Vikings in the seventh round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Odenigbo bounced around the league a little before ultimately ending up back in Minnesota, which is where he’ll be staying for now. It’s expected he’ll sign a futures contract with the Vikings once the season is over.
The Eagles weren’t able to get Odenigbo this time but perhaps they’ll be interested in the 6-3, 258 pound defensive lineman if he becomes available in the future. He does boast some good athleticism.