|PHI: Eagles Work Out FAs; Sign RB|
by Adam Caplan of ScoutNFLNetwork.com, December 30, 2009 at 10:27 am ET
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The Philadelphia Eagles have signed undrafted free agent RB Allen Ervin
to their practice squad, the team announced Wednesday. The team signed Ervin
because rookie RB P.J. Hill was signed by the Washington Redskins off
Philadelphia's practice squad.
Ervin (5-10, 226) was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Detroit Lions in
2008. After spending his entire rookie campaign on the Lions practice squad,
Ervin spent the 2009 preseason with the team but was released prior to the start
of the regular season.
A native of Memphis, TN, Ervin played collegiately at Lambuth University, where
in 2008 he led the NAIA as a senior with 215.5 all-purpose yards per game. He
was an NAIA all-conference selection that year. A league
source said Ervin worked out for the New England Patriots in November.
In other news, the Eagles have worked out four free agents this week, according
to a league source.
Former Kansas City Chiefs WR Will Franklin worked out on Tuesday.
Franklin, who personnel evaluators say fits in as a slot receiver, was selected
in the fourth round of the 2008 draft by the Chiefs.
The team also took at look at DE Marcus Howard for the second time. The
undersized defensive lineman was selected in the fifth round of the 2008 draft
by the Indianapolis Colts. He also worked out for the Pittsburgh Steelers
earlier this season.
LB Leon Williams got a workout as well. Williams was selected by the
Cleveland Browns in the fourth round of the 2006 draft. The former University of
Miami defender was once highly thought of by the former coaching staff with the
Browns, but inconsistency plagued him during his three seasons with the team.
Scouts feel he could play in a 3-4 or 4-3 scheme, but probably best fits in at
SLB in a 4-3.
Finally, the team also kicked the tires on undrafted rookie free agent DT
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