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Eagles work out three free agents, including the CFL’s interceptions leader

Getting a jump on the offseason roster?

Winnipeg Blue Bombers v Saskatchewan Roughriders Photo by Brent Just/Getty Images

The Philadelphia Eagles worked out three free agents on Monday, per the Houston Chronicle’s Aaron Wilson. The players: cornerback Winston Rose, linebacker Mike Moore, and offensive tackle Casey Tucker.

The Eagles are expected to have an open roster spot soon given the report they’re waiving Jay Ajayi but they likely won’t be signing one of these players. These guys project to be future contract signings the Eagles will be able to make once the regular season is over. This workout session is about the Eagles looking at guys to fill out their 90-man offseason roster.

Winston Rose

The 26-year-old Rose is a corner for the Canadian Football League’s Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He finished the 2019 season as the CFL’s interceptions leader with nine picks in 18 games played. Rose’s defensive efforts helped the Blue Bombers win this year’s Grey Cup — Canada’s version of the Super Bowl.

The Eagles had some success with a CFL signing last year when they brought in Alex Singleton. He earned a spot on the practice squad before being called up to the roster as a special teams contributor and backup linebacker.

Seems to me like Rose is worth a spot on the offseason roster. The Eagles should sign him to a future contract.

Mike Moore

Moore has quite the backstory. He played a single game at Kansas State before discovering he had a brain tumor that was supposed to have ended his football career. Upon being fortunate enough to eventually return to the field, Moore’s father suddenly passed away due to a heart attack. Moore finished out his college football career before signing with the Los Angeles Chargers as an undrafted rookie free agent. He’s been out of the NFL since the Bolts cut him back in 2017.

Good to see Moore getting a workout after all he’s been through. Maybe the Eagles will give him a chance on their offseason roster.

Casey Tucker

Tucker originally signed with the Eagles during OTAs before being cut about a week into training camp. He got punched by Shareef Miller following a rep in 1-on-1 drills and was never seen again. Could be a camp body for the Eagles again in 2020.

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