The Philadelphia Eagles claimed offensive tackle Casey Tucker off waivers, according to an official announcement from the team. Tucker was recently let go by the Detroit Lions.
Tucker originally signed with the Eagles as an undrafted free agent following the 2019 NFL Draft. He spent time on the Eagles’ offseason roster before getting in a training camp fight with Shareef Miller. Tucker left that practice with a concussion and was waived/injured a few days later.
The Eagles first showed some level of interest in bringing Tucker back to Philly by working him out last December. The Lions signed him to their practice squad, though, and he earned a reserve/future contract with Detroit. The Lions recently let him go to open up roster spaces for their new UDFA signings.
Tucker is likely just a camp body for the Eagles. It helps that he has some familiarity with the system.
Scouting report via 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.