If that name sounds familiar, it’s because the Eagles originally signed Toth as an undrafted rookie free agent during 2019 training camp. He joined the team in mid-August after receiving clearance from the United States Army to play in the NFL.
Toth only spent a few weeks with the Eagles before being waived in roster cuts down to 53. Philly likely would’ve liked to keep him on their practice squad but he was instead claimed by the Arizona Cardinals, who had the No. 1 overall claim spot.
Toth did not log a snap with the Cardinals as a rookie. Arizona waived him from their injured reserve list yesterday on Tuesday, October 7.
The Eagles once saw potential in Toth before losing him so it’s no surprise they wanted to get the 24-year-old blocker back in their building. Philly could afford to have extra offensive tackle depth anyway with Jason Peters on injured reserve and Lane Johnson battling through a nagging ankle issue. Toth’s experience notably comes from playing at right tackle.
The Eagles had an open roster spot for Toth after waiving Adrian Killins earlier this week.
Here’s a refresher on Toth’s background.
Brett Toth had back-to-back elite overall grades from us at @PFF_College in his final two seasons at Army.— Cam Mellor (@CamMellor) August 16, 2019
85.6 in 2016
88.6 in 2017
Scouting report via NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein:
Toth’s physicality and ability as a move blocker will appeal to zone-heavy rushing attacks, but it will take some time to adjust to a run scheme where he isn’t constantly playing so far forward like he was at Army. Toth is an athletic guard/tackle prospect who will likely need a redshirt season to add mass and work on his fundamentals in pass protection.
Relative athletic score:
2017: Starting right tackle against Fordham, Buffalo, Ohio State, Tulane, UTEP, Rice, EMU, Temple, Air Force, Duke, North Texas and Navy ... did not record any statistics.
2016: Appeared in the season opener at Temple ... started against Rice ... did not appear opposite UTEP ... started at Buffalo ... earned the start against Lafayette, but did not make an impact statistically ... did not see any action versus North Texas ... started against Wake Forest ... started for Army opposite service academy rival Air Force and versus Notre Dame ... earned the starting spot at right tackle against Morgan State and Navy.
2015: Started at right tackle against Fordham ... first-career start ... listed in the starting lineup at Connecticut ... did not play against Wake Forest, Eastern Michigan or Penn State ... appeared against Duke ... played in a reserve role opposite Bucknell ... did not play at Rice or Air Force.
2014: Made his collegiate debut against Buffalo ... did not see any action at Stanford, Wake Forest, Yale, Ball State, Rice, Kent State, Air Force, Connecticut and Western Kentucky.