One day after releasing wide receiver Marquess Wilson, it appears the Philadelphia Eagles are bringing in another pass catcher to take his place. NFL agent David Canter tweeted that his client Kamar Aiken has signed with the Eagles on a one-year deal.
Aiken is the second name on this list of free agents with Eagles connections that I assembled earlier this offseason. Here’s what I wrote at the time about the 6-2, 213 pound wide out.
Aiken and Douglas overlapped in 2014. Douglas left Baltimore in 2015, which is when Aiken had a career year: 75 receptions for 944 yards and five touchdowns. In the two season since that year, Aiken has only managed to put up a combined 44 receptions for 461 yards and one score. The 28-year-old was a non-factor with the Colts last season. Could be a veteran camp body for the Eagles at receiver, I guess.
The Eagles’ top four receivers are already set with Alshon Jeffery, Nelson Agholor, Mike Wallace, and Mack Hollins as locks to make the 53-man roster. The fifth and sixth spots, meanwhile, are up for grabs. Guys like Shelton Gibson, Markus Wheaton, Bryce Treggs, Rashard Davis, Greg Ward Jr., and now Aiken are duking it out for one or two jobs. It sure doesn’t hurt to add some extra competition to the mix.
Here’s a highlight video from Aiken’s best season.
UPDATE: Official confirmation from the Eagles. And Aiken himself.