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Eagles bring offensive tackle back for a fourth stint in Philly

Fourth time’s a charm?

NFL: Philadelphia Eagles-Training Camp Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The Eagles are really stealing headlines today by making some major moves to put them back into championship contention. First, they trade for Josiah Scott. Now they re-re-re-sign Casey Tucker?! Super Bowl-bound, baby.

Light-hearted joking aside, Tucker is indeed back for his fourth stint with the Eagles.

First time: The former Arizona State offensive tackle originally signed with Philly as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2019. He got punched in a training camp fight with Shareef Miller, suffered a concussion, and was waived with an injury designation.

Second time: The Eagles claimed Tucker off waivers after the Detroit Lions cut him in April 2020. He remained with the team until the Eagles waived him to clear a roster spot after claiming Travis Fulgham last summer.

Third time: The Eagles signed Tucker to their practice squad in late December. Unlike most of their practice squad players, he did not sign a futures contract with Philly.

Fourth time: Tucker was one of five veterans the Eagles invited to their three-day rookie minicamp. I guess they won’t be signing any of the four others: OT Caleb Benenoch, CB Obi Melifonwu, S Benny Walls, LB Zane Zandier.

What I said about Tucker when the Eagles added him for his second stint still applies: “Tucker is likely just a camp body for the Eagles. It helps that he has some familiarity with the system.”

Jeff Stoutland must like having him around.