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Salako Gets NFL Opportunity with Eagles

Sunday, the Eagles waived/injured quarterback Jerod Evans, a priority free agent signed out of Virginia Tech. Evans had suffered a foot injury. In his place, the Eagles signed tackle Salako.

Former Oklahoma State offensive tackle and second-team All Big 12 honoree Victor Salako went undrafted during the recent NFL Draft. He also was not called immediately after the draft and signed to a priority free agent contract. Salako went the third and hardest rout but he made it work this past weekend as one of 20 players participating in the Eagles' Rookie Camp on a tryout basis. Now he joins former teammates like draft picks Vincent Taylor (Dolphins) and Chris Carson (Seahawks) and signed rookie free agents Blake Jarwin (Cowboys), Jordan Sterns (Chiefs), Ashton Lampkin (Chiefs), Jhajuan Seales (Bears), and Lenzy Pipkins (Packers). All of them still has a shot to make a final roster.

Sunday, the Eagles waived/injured quarterback Jerod Evans, a priority free agent signed out of Virginia Tech. Evans had suffered a foot injury. In his place, the Eagles signed tackle Salako.

A four-year starter at left tackle, the Huntsville, Alabama native started his college career at Alabama-Birmingham, where he started 23 games in his first two seasons. After UAB disbanded its football program, Salako transferred to Oklahoma State and started every game in both 2015 and ‘16. Salako played the 2015 season despite two painful bone spurs in his foot. The bone spurs were removed and in his senior season he was named a second-team All-Big 12 selection by the coaches.

Salako's massive frame at 6-6, 335 pounds gives the Eagles a prospect to work with at a talented and crowded position group.


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