Ryan Mathews placed on active/Non- Football injury list, Eagles sign a Wide receiver

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The Eagles released Travis Long earlier today leaving them with a vacant roster spot heading into tomorrow’s first full-team practice. That spot is now filled however with the Eagles announcing the signing of Wide receiver David Watford on social media.

David Watford worked out as a Wide Receiver back in the Spring, as noted by the Eagles. In 10 games last season, Watford threw for 21 touchdowns and 14 interceptions, completing 53% of his passes. The numbers weren’t stellar but Kyle Washington  who also tried out, Watford has some impressive athletic traits.

At 6’2 and 212 pounds, Watford has the tangibles to become a big-body receiver in the right environment. With a 38″ vertical and a 4.56 40-yard dash..the Eagles search for steady hands continues. Watford has the frame to try out for the “flex” position alongside Washington and it’s interesting to see how the two compare.

Ryan Mathews has notably been placed on the Active/ Non-Football Injury list after sustaining an ankle injury during training last week. What does this mean for tomorrow? Expect Kenjon Barner, Wendell Smallwood and Byron Marshall to all see an increase in reps as the competition in the backfield really begins to heat up.

The good news is, the injury doesn’t appear to be that serious.

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