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Eagles try out undrafted rookie cornerback

Practice squad candidate?

NCAA Football: Iowa State at Baylor Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Eagles are hosting Jameson Houston on a tryout, according to the NFL’s official transaction wire.

Houston originally signed with the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted rookie free agent following the 2020 NFL Draft. He then spent some time with the Carolina Panthers before being waived in early September. Houston’s been available ever since.

The Eagles already have one former Baylor Bears defensive back on their practice squad in Grayland Arnold. They could look at add Houston as a second.

Houston logged 86 total tackles (nice), 16 passes defensed, one interception, and one forced fumble in four years of his college football career. He can also lay the wood, apparently:

The Eagles currently have five cornerbacks on the 53-man roster: Darius Slay, Avonte Maddox, Nickell Robey-Coleman, Cre’Von LeBLanc, and Michael Jacquet. They don’t have any left on the practice squad after promoting Jacquet, although the aforementioned Arnold and Elijah Riley have previously played at that position.

The Eagles could be looking to add Houston as an extra practice body and a developmental player.