According to a tweet from David Watford, the Eagles have signed the wide receiver to a new contract.
— David Watford (@DWatford_) January 2, 2017
Watford was signed to the Eagles practice squad earlier this year after battling his way to a spot in what was a very crowded WR corps.
A former Quarterback of Hampton University, Watford stood out in preseason, catching a 28-yard touchdown pass against the Colts.
Watford originally worked out with the team as a quarterback earlier this year, but was then asked to run some routes as a wide receiver. By the end of preseason, Watford had 5 receptions for 56-yards and a touchdown.
As a senior at Hampton, Watford threw for 21 touchdowns and 14 interceptions, completing 53% of his passes. 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.
Undrafted receivers have been an emerging trend in Philadelphia. From Bryce Treggs to Paul Turner, the Eagles aren’t new to the concept of building from within. With an offseason of change up ahead for the receiving corps, Watford’s future appears to be secure. Giving him another chance to impress the coaches during the offseason and compete for a spot on the final 53-man roster.
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