The Philadelphia Eagles hosted two free agent veteran visits on Monday, according to the NFL’s official activity wire: tight end Richard Rodgers and defensive tackle T.Y. McGill. Both players are former Eagles.
Rodgers (AKA Dick Rod) was recently released by the Eagles’ Week 1 opponent: Washington Football Team. He could provide Philly with some insight on Ron Rivera’s new coaching staff and such in addition to giving the Eagles more tight end depth. The Eagles currently only have Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert on the 53-man roster with Caleb Wilson on the practice squad. The Eagles wanted to get undrafted rookie free agent Noah Togiai on the practice squad but he was claimed off waivers by the Indianapolis Colts.
Rodgers has appeared in eight total games with the Eagles since originally signing with the team in 2018. He obviously has some familiarity with the Eagles’ scheme and he can help on special teams. Ideally the Eagles could just sign him to their practice squad, which features a vacant spot, but they might opt to put him on the 53 instead.
McGill originally had a brief stint with the Eagles in November 2018. The team re-signed him late in training camp this year before releasing him two weeks later. The Eagles could be looking to sign McGill to the practice squad to provide more veteran depth behind the quartet of Fletcher Cox, Javon Hargrave, Malik Jackson, and Hassan Ridgeway. Undrafted rookie free agent signing Raequan Williams is also on the practice squad but not might be deemed game ready.
The Eagles currently have one open spot on the roster and the practice squad. It’s quite possible that these two guys will fill those vacancies.
If that’s the case, the Eagles will have to open another roster spot if they intend on signing Cordy Glenn. But maybe they don’t anymore with Jason Peters deciding to play left tackle.
Stay tuned with bated breath as we wait to see what the Eagles do.
UPDATE: The Eagles also worked out Jordan Franks. The 24-year-old tight end went undrafted in 2018 before signing with the Cincinnati Bengals. Franks has two career receptions for 37 yards in six total games played. The Bengals waived him on Saturday.