According to an official announcement from the team, the Eagles have signed DT Justin Hamilton to a futures contract.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) January 23, 2017
The 6’2, 315 pound lineman went undrafted out of Louisiana Lafayette in 2015. Since then, he’s spent time with the Packers, the Bills and most recently, the Seattle Seahawks. Playing in 51 games for the Ragin’ Cajuns, Hamilton amassed 102 tackles and 14 sacks during his collegiate career. He was also named First Team All-Sun Belt Conference. In 2014, he had 39 quarterback hurries, which was the most for any 3-4 DE.
Hamilton signed with the Seahawks practice squad in 2015 and earned a futures deal at the end of the season. Playing at both DE and DT during Seattle’s training camp, Hamilton has shown plenty of versatility to coaches since arriving in the NFL.
Hamilton flashed in preseason with a sack against Oakland and 3 tackles against the Chiefs, but it wasn’t enough to earn him a spot on the final 53-man roster. Hamilton will now look to compete for a backup role, alongside the likes of Beau Allen and Destiny Vaeao, in Philadelphia
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