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.