Instant analysis: Eagles sign former Seahawks Tight End

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CHARLOTTE, NC – DECEMBER 15: Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett (16) and Seattle Seahawks tight end Tyrone Swoopes (46) celebrate a touchdown during the 1st half of the Carolina Panthers versus the Seattle Seahawks on December 15, 2019, at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC. (Photo by Jaylynn Nash/Icon Sportswire)

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Eagles are bringing in some help at Tight End in the way of Tyrone Swoopes.

Swoopes was an undrafted free agent in 2017 and was originally a quarterback prospect, before the Seahawks poached him and converted the 6’4, 254 lbs, athlete into a tight end. He spent the next few years on the very edge of the team’s roster bubble.

This past offseason was the first of his career that wasn’t spent in Seattle. Testing the free-agent market, Swoopes had to bide his time with the pandemic throwing a huge curveball. After workouts for the Cardinals and Jaguars, he eventually signed with the Eagles after a recent visit.

The former Longhorn appeared in 5 games last year, registering a single reception for 5 yards. He has 102 yards worth of preseason receiving yardage to his name.

The move makes sense for the Eagles. Joshua Perkins was listed as ‘out indefinitely’ with an upper-body injury and while Noah Togiai now has an inside-track to a TE3 role, depth behind Ertz and Goedert is minimal. Goedert also recently suffered a hairline fracture in his thumb, so bringing in an extra body made sense in the grand scheme of things.

It’s also worth noting that Swoopes has played on a Seahawks team that has done nothing but demoralize the Eagles since the beginning of the Carson Wentz era. Some playbook insight would never hurt.

WR Robert Davis is the player being waived to make way for Swoopes. Davis was having a steady camp, but with so much talent around him and Deontay Burnett rising alongisde Marcus Green, he quickly slipped down the depth chart.

Photo by Jaylynn Nash/Icon Sportswire