According to ESPN’s Adam Caplan, the Eagles worked out several players today. Here’s everything you need to know.
#Eagles worked out G Willie Beavers, MLB Dannell Ellerbe, slot WR Daniel Braverman, G Dallas Thomas today.
— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) October 30, 2017
OL Willie Beavers:
Drafted in the fourth round of the 2016 draft, Beavers played in two games for the Minnesota Vikings before being released in September this year. The 6-foot-5, 322-pounder played in just 11 snaps during those two games and struggled to assert himself in the race for a roster spot this year. Most recently, the Western Michigan product spent time with the New England Patriots. The Vikings offensive line was a mess last season and Beavers was only called into fray when there was no other choice. Not what you want from a fourth round pick. Beavers would act as a cheap insurance policy at the interior guard spot, but whether or not he could be relied upon remains to be seen. Still, with age on his side, Beavers could be a nice project for Jeff Stoutland to mold.
LB Dannell Ellerbe:
This is an interesting one. Ellerbe was placed on IR due to a foot injury back in July by the New Orleans Saints. He was subsequently released and has not caught onto another team since. The 31-year old spent the last two years with the team, playing in 15 games and racking up four sacks in 2016.
The Eagles are obviously low on linebacker depth with Jordan Hicks sidelined…and the veteran brings more than just experience to the table. Signed as a UDFA by the Baltimore Ravens back in 2009, the connection to Joe Douglas shines through. Ellerbe spent four years with the Ravens prior to bouncing to Miami.
WR Daniel Braverman
Another Western Michigan product, Daniel Braverman was drafted by the Bears in the seventh round of last year’s draft. Appearing in three games last year, the slot receiver didn’t make a single reception. The 5’10, 185 lbs receiver ended his college career with 2,499 yards and 19 touchdowns.,
G Dallas Thomas:
Thomas is no stranger to the Eagles roster, having actually competed for a roster spot throughout Training Camp. The 6’5, 316 lbs guard started all sixteen games in 2015 for the Miami Dolphins, before being cut after just one game in 2016. A ruthless approach by Adam Gase helped transform a faltering line…unfortunately, Thomas was a part of the group that simply provided no wiggle room for neither Tannehill nor Ajayi. Thomas has familiarity with the Eagles after this offseason and could well be signed for depth purposes.
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