Four players are from the Canadian Football League: wide receiver Marken Michel (pictured above), defensive back Mercy Maston, linebacker Alex Singleton, and linebacker Jameer Thurman. Two former NFL players include: wide receiver Devin Smith and wide receiver Carlton Agudosi.
Michel has logged 72 receptions for 1,215 yards (16.9 average) and eight touchdowns over two CFL seasons with the Calgary Stampders. He’s also rushed the ball four times for 47 yards and one score. And he even has kick and punt return experience. Michel is the brother of New England Patriots running back, Sony.
Maston, 26, played cornerback at Boise State before heading up north to play for the Edmonton Eskimos. He has 57 tackles and two interceptions in 19 games played.
Singleton attended Montana State and spent some time on offseason rosters/practice squads with the Seattle Seahawks, Minnesota Vikings, and Patriots in 2015. Singleton then got selected by the Stampeders with the No. 6 overall pick in the 2016 CFL Draft and has been with them since. The 25-year-old Singleton is a tackling machine; he’s logged 311 in 54 games played. He’s also posted six forced fumbles, four sacks, and one interception over three seasons.
Thurman also plays for the Stampeders. He has 134 tackles, three sacks, three interceptions, and three forced fumbles in 35 career CFL games. Thurman goes 6-0, 230 pounds.
You may recall Smith was selected by the New York Jets with a second-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. He only played in 14 games over his first two seasons as he missed time due to two ACL injuries. Smith was known for being a deep threat coming out of Ohio State but his injuries derailed his career.
The 6-6, 220 pound Agudosi played college football at Rutgers and spent some time on the Cardinals’ offseason roster/practice squad after signing with Arizona as an undrafted free agent in 2017. Intriguing size.
The Eagles likely won’t be adding any of these players to their 53-man roster. These are the type of guys they’ll sign to reserve/futures contracts once the regular season is over. The Eagles will need to fill out their 90-man offseason roster with some bodies. It could be worth taking a flyer on some of these guys.