The Philadelphia Eagles signed free agent offensive tackle Tyreek Burwell and former Canadian Football League defensive back Mercy Maston to reserve/future contracts, according to an official announcement from the team.
To be clear, these players have not been signed to the active 53-man roster. These signings are being made for the 90-man offseason roster.
Burwell, who turns 27 in March, measures in at 6-6, 305 pounds. He originally entered the league as an undrafted rookie free agent following the 2015 NFL Draft. Burwell has appeared in nine games over three seasons but has zero starts to his name. He’s spent a lot of time bouncing on and off rosters/practice squads with the Chargers and Colts. Via Pro Football Reference:
Burwell is likely just a camp body for Jeff Stoutland to work with.
The 26-year-old Maston measures in at 5-11, 208 pounds. He played his college football at Boise State before finding a home in the CFL with the Edmonton Eskimos. He had 57 tackles and two interceptions in 19 games played up north. Maston was among the group of players the Eagles worked out on Christmas Eve.
Maston is also likely just another camp body. Cool to see another CFL guy get a look, though.
The Eagles have now OFFICIALLY signed the following players to reserve/future contracts since the regular season ended:
- WR Carlton Agudosi
- OT Tyreek Burwell
- DB Mercy Maston
- LB Alex Singleton
The Eagles have also reportedly signed free agent wide receiver Marken Michel but the team has yet to confirm that move.