The Philadelphia Eagles are signing Canadian Football League wide receiver Marken Michel to a futures/reserve contract, according to word from multiple CFL reporters. Note that a futures deal means Michel is not joining the Eagles’ current 53-man roster; he’s being signed for the 2019 NFL offseason.
The Eagles worked out Michel, along with some other free agents, early last week. Here’s what we wrote about the 5-11, 190 pound pass catcher at the time:
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 rookie running back, Sony.
Michel’s big play ability makes him worth a look on the 90-man offseason roster. The Eagles could certainly use some more speed on offense.
Philadelphia will likely make some more futures signings in the coming weeks.
Here’s a look at Michel’s college highlights:
And here are some CFL highlights:
(Hat tip to BGN reader @RoncadConrad.)