The Philadelphia Eagles signed undrafted rookie free agent offensive lineman Casey Tucker, according to an official announcement from the team.
Tucker was one of 27 tryout players who participated in the Eagles’ rookie minicamp this year. The 6-6, 308 pound blocker has experience at both guard and tackle but the Eagles are listing him as the latter.
The Eagles had a vacant roster spot to fill after officially placing Chris Long on the reserve/retired list. Signing Tucker fills that opening.
Tucker is likely just a camp body. He’ll try his best to compete for a practice squad job while taking some offensive line reps this summer. The Eagles have tackle reps to fill with Jason Peters and Lane Johnson skipping OTAs and Halapoulivaati Vaitai working at guard.
Here’s a scouting report on Tucker from NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein:
On paper, the pedigree looks solid with good. Tucker was a starter at Stanford before this past season at Arizona State, he has starting experience at both tackle spots and at guard and he has NFL size. On tape, it never materializes like it needs to. His athletic limitations are going to be difficult to overcome against athletic linemen in tight quarters and there isn’t enough bend to generate consistent power.
Now that the roster stands at 90 players once again, the Eagles will need to make cuts if they plan on making more additions.