Instant analysis: Eagles sign a familiar face to the practice squad


A day or so before releasing Mack Hollins, the Eagles worked out a name that will be familiar to many. That man has now been signed to the practice squad ahead of Monday night’s clash with the G-Men.

Former CFL standout Marken Michel is the player in question. Best known for his 75-yard touchdown against Titans CB Adoree Jackson in preseason, Michel narrowly missed out on making the final 53-man roster.

While that may paint the picture of a deep-threat, it would be unfair to call him one. He can score from anywhere on the field and make it look easy. He can stress a defense just as much with the ball in his hands. 394 of his 1215 receiving yards (or 32.4%) in the CFL came after the catch. He also managed 11.8 yards per carry in his young career. He’s a jack-of-all-trades player that would intrigue any NFL scout and with only 4 wide receivers currently on the Eagles roster, one that has a legitimate chance of making an impact late in the season.

It’s unclear as to whether or not he’ll be called up ahead of this weekend’s game, but it’s at least comforting to know that the Eagles now have 3 wide receivers on the practice squad, including a fan-favorite who would undoubtedly provide more than Hollins did prior to his release.

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