The Philadelphia Eagles have invited a total of 27 tryout players to the team’s 2019 rookie minicamp beginning today on Friday, May 10.
These players don’t count against the 90-man offseason roster limit; they’ve only been invited to rookie minicamp on a tryout basis. The Eagles are mostly just looking for extra bodies to fill practice reps this weekend. As you can see below, some of the guys are local players.
The Eagles actually ended up signing four of their tryout players from last year: Tim Wilson, Jaboree Williams, Adam Reth, and Kyle Wilson. None of those guys even made the practice squad but they did at least get to spend time with the team in training camp.
One especially interesting tryout in this year’s group is Weston Steelhammer (outstanding name). The Eagles brought the Air Force safety in for a tryout back in 2017 but he couldn’t sign an NFL contract until after spending at least two years in the service. Doug Pederson previously noted Steelhammer is “a guy that I knew when I coached high school ball – he grew up with my son.”
The Eagles’ roster is currently full at 90 players so the team will have to cut someone if they want to sign a tryout player.
Complete list of Eagles tryout players
WR Kaian Duverger, Virginia-Wise
WR Marshall Ellick, Stony Brook
WR Jovon Durante, Florida Atlantic
CB Albert Smalls, Northern Illinois
CB Marko Myers, Southeastern Florida
S Wesley Sutton, Northern Arizona
CB Ajene Harris, USC
S Weston Steelhammer, Air Force
S Kyle Gibson, UCF
RB Ryan Fulse, Wagner
RB DJ Knox, Purdue
S Tyrell Gilbert, Cincinnati
RB Tre Watson, Texas
LS Kevin Bletzer, Boston College
LB Jerry Iweh, Fairmont State
LB Oluwaseun Idowu, Pittsburgh
LB Mason Moe, UC Davis
DE Claudy Mathieu, Notre Dame College
C Nick Linder, Indiana
DT Mike Ramsay, Duke
DE Kendal Vickers, Tennessee
OG Johnny Gibson, Arkansas
OT Casey Tucker, Arizona State
WR Delane Hart-Johnson, New Mexico
TE Scott Orndoff, Pittsburgh
TE Darneail Jenkins, Rocky Mountain College
DE Louis Vecchio, Vanderbilt