The Philadelphia Eagles worked out seven free agents on Tuesday. Per Adam Caplan, the names include: quarterback Paxton Lynch, running backs Fitzgerald Toussaint and Martez Carter, wide receivers Breshad Perriman and Kamar Aiken and Shane Wynn, and linebacker Albert McClellan.
Lynch is certainly the most attention-grabbing name from the group. The 2016 first-round pick flamed out in Denver and was waived by the Broncos during final cuts. The Eagles don’t need immediate quarterback help but they might have interest in a developmental/reclamation project. Their previous Christian Hackenberg signing indicated as much.
The purpose of Aiken’s workout was to likely check up on his health status, since he missed the two games of the Eagles’ preseason schedule. Aiken’s agent tweeted that the veteran receiver will be re-signing with Philly.
We talked about Perriman on Monday. The Eagles chose to sign Aiken instead of the 2015 first-round pick.
Wynn, 25, has bounced around the league since entering the league as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2015. He’s pretty small at only 5-6, 166 pounds. Wynn has returning experience.
Toussaint joined the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2014. There’s your Joe Douglas connection. Toussaint has appeared in 31 games over four seasons. He has 137 career rushing yards (3.1 average) and 69 receiving yards. Nice. Toussaint also has kick returning experience though he hasn’t really been good at that.
Here’s a scouting report on Carter, who is a rookie. It’s clear the Eagles are looking at some players with return ability.
Carter is an undersized, but well-built with a plus ability to make tacklers miss. While Carter can hit highlight reel jumps and stack his moves, he can be indecisive and is always looking to “better deal” the run lane. Carter is an explosive athlete and can catch the ball out of the backfield as well as return kicks. There may be enough check marks there to threaten for a roster spot or land on a practice squad early on.
McClellan, another former Raven, is the oldest player from this group. The 32-year-old veteran spent time with Baltimore from 2010 through 2017. McClellan has 98 tackles and three sacks to his name. He’s carved out a career as a special teams contributor.
For now, Aiken is the only player the Eagles are signing. We’ll soon see if they chose to make any more roster additions.