Alongside rumours of the Eagles working out Bradley Fletcher today, the birds are said to be working out free tight end Richard Gordon, who was recently released from the Chiefs following an injury reserve placement in the off-season a few weeks ago.
TE Richard Gordon is set to workout for the #Eagles on Monday, per source. Used to play for Chiefs, great blocker.
— Mike Kaye (@mike_e_kaye) October 12, 2015
Gordon was drafted by the raiders in the sixth round of the 2011 draft and has since had spells with the Steelers, Titans and most recently the Chiefs this Off-season. The 28 year old free agent has 34 appearances with five starts to his name and a touchdown with the Raiders in his second season. Gordon also caught four passes for 14 yards in his career so far.
At 6-4, 269 pounds, he certainly has the Chip Kelly prototype physique, but we can’t really see a spot opening up anytime soon. With Ertz and Celek enjoying their highest target rate of the season last week and a physical Trey Burton waiting in the wings, this may just be for scouting purposes but will be interesting to see where the tryout goes.
Chip Kelly has also just announced in Monday’s press conference that the team again will not be working out any kickers.