Eagles waive QB Jerod Evans and sign Oklahoma State OL Victor Salako

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According to an announcement from the team, the Philadelphia Eagles have waived undrafted QB Jerod Evans due to a foot injury.

 

Falling third only to Deshaun Watson and Lamar Jackson in touchdown passes last year, Evans made the most of his lone season at Virginia Tech. Completing 63.5% of his passes, Evans would go on to throw for 3,546 yards, 29 touchdowns and 8 picks, rushing for 846 yards and 12 touchdowns.

At 6’3, 232 lbs, Evans is a big body, dual-threat QB with all the tools to one day develop into an NFL starter, and with Wentz entrenched as the starter the Eagles could afford to be patient with him..or so we thought.

Evans was rapidly becoming a favorite, just days after signing with the team due to his strong work ethic and chip-on-the-shoulder mentality. But after sustaining what appears to be a foot injury during the final day of Eagles rookie minicamp, the Eagles have parted ways with him.

His replacement, Victor Salako out of Oklahoma State. The 6’6, 335 lbs, left tackle is simply a monster in terms of size. Having size is one thing, using it is another..and it’s something Salako does well.

Although his athleticism may be seen as a setback by some, his sheer size, like other names in this list, make him an exciting name to watch. Named second-team-all-conference in 2016, Salako earned a tryout with the team this weekend, and has obviously impressed, with the team now signing him to a UDFA contract.

In terms of quarterbacks, the Eagles are still likely to have competition for now. From Tulsa’s Dane Evans, to Oregon’s Dakota Prukop, the Birds still have several names who could spring a surprise or two, just as Salako has this weekend.

Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

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