The Eagles have announced a minor roster today that sees the release of recently acquired punter Ryan Quigley and the signing of another potential weapon for Jim Schwartz.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) May 23, 2016
The Eagles have signed DT Derrick Lott in Quigley’s place. The 6’4, 314 pound pass rusher went undrafted after a senior season with Chattanooga that saw him rank sixth in the SoCon in sacks and third in TFL’s with 13.
Prior to his breakout FCS year, Lott spent time at the University of Georgia where he played in just five games. Understandably upset at his lack of playing time, he took the gamble and transferred to Chattanooga.
A predicted third-day pick, Lott surprisingly slipped down the boards..presumably because of his age. Lott was signed by the Titans as an undrafted rookie free agent at age 25..but don’t let that fool you. He’s still just as athletic as some of the much younger tackles in the league. Lott impressed at the combine and displayed impressive athletic ability.
40-yard Dash: 4.99
10-yd Split: 1.77
3 Cone Drill: 7.30
Shuttle Run: 4.44
Vertical Jump: 26.5”
Broad Jump: 8’10”
Bench Press (225 lbs): 30 reps
He spent time with the Bucs after being released by the Titans and most recently worked out with the New York Giants.
This also means that predictably, Donnie Jones is all but guaranteed to retain his starting role as the Eagles punter.
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