It may have been a quiet day in terms of news for the Eagles..but that doesn’t mean developments weren’t taking place away from the spotlight. According to Adam Caplan of ESPN, the Eagles worked out two players today.
#Eagles worked out WR Kenny Lawler and FB Chris Swain.
— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) November 15, 2016
It’s no coincidence that the Eagles are working out the Seahawks seventh round pick from this year’s NFL Draft just days before they travel to CenturyLink Field. But it may also be no coincidence that Lawler is a former teammate of current Eagles wide receiver, Bryce Treggs.
Lawler played alongside Treggs at Coastal Cal, emerging as Jared Goff’s top receiving threat in his senior year. Receiving for 658 yards and 13 touchdowns is impressive, but Lawler scored 22 touchdowns in his last 23 games.
Seahawks GM John Schneider said that Lawler “may have the best hands in the NFL Draft”..could that be another reason why the Eagles worked out the 6’3, 195lb receiver?
Lawler ended the preseason in a similar fashion to Paul Turner. leading his team in receiving with six catches for 72-yards.
The Eagles have just filled their final spot on the practice squad, but already having chemistry with Treggs and having a reliable pair of hands may be enough unseat someone if the workout was a success.
Surprisingly, the Eagles are still without a fullback. There have been some interesting substitutes at the position, including DT Beau Allen and OL Isaac Seumalo, but the birds are yet to find a starting fullback.
Former Navy FB Chris Swain rushed for 1,023 yards and 10 touchdowns last season, helping Navy rank second in CFB rushing and was picked up by the Chargers following the NFL Draft.
Incredibly versatile, Swain was able to contribute to the Chargers on Special Teams, at TE and of course fullback. He also scored a touchdown during their final preseason game.
At the time of being released by the Chargers, Swain was still adapting to a pro-style Offense..but a few months have passed, so is he now ready to learn Doug Pederson’s hybrid Offense?
Again, the Eagles don’t have any vacancies on their practice squad as of right now..but it’s a workout worth noting.
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