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Eagles work out former Falcons wide receiver (and two others) ahead of Atlanta game


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The Eagles brought three free agents to Philadelphia for tryouts this week, according to Howard Balzer. Those players include: Andrew Adams, Reggie Davis, and Dorren Miller.

Adams, 25, originally signed with the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent in 2016. He started 17 games in 30 appearances over the past two seasons. During that time, Adams logged 58 tackles, seven passes defensed, one interception, and one forced fumble.

Some Giants fans were surprised when Adams, who was competing for a starting safety job at the beginning of training camp this year, was released during final cuts over the weekend.

I’d say the Eagles might have interest in adding Adams as a potential fourth safety but Philadelphia already traded for Deiondre’ Hall to seemingly fill that role (and replace Tre Sullivan on the roster). Adams could be a name to keep an eye on if the Eagles find themselves in need of more safety depth and he’s still available. There’s also been some unverified buzz that Adams might be joining the Eagles’ practice squad.

The other two players the Eagles tried out were wide receivers. This doesn’t come as a surprise given that Alshon Jeffery and Mack Hollins are both going to miss at least tonight’s home opener against the Falcons while they recover from injury.

Davis, 22, originally signed with the Falcons as an undrafted free agent in 2017. After getting waived in final cuts last year, he spent a short stint on the Browns’ roster. Then the Falcons brought him back to their practice squad and he remained with Atlanta until final cuts this past weekend.

You sure can’t help but wonder if the Eagles may have picked Davis’ brain on the Falcons offense.

The 24-year-old Miller measures in at 6-0, 196 pounds. He signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent earlier this year. Miller logged two receptions for 25 yards in the preseason.

It’s not uncommon for the Eagles (and other teams) to hold workouts and tryouts throughout the season. It’s part of the information gathering process for the pro personnel department. While a signing(s) may not necessarily be imminent, it’s possible of these names pops up on the practice squad and/or roster down the line.

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