The Eagles made a sneaky signing to their practice squad on Wednesday, bringing on experienced defensive end Cameron Malveaux. While he may not be called up to the 53-man roster in a hurry, it’s worth getting to know him.
Cre’Von LeBlanc, Boston Scott, and Greg Ward Jr. Have all been key contributors to the team who have been placed on the 12-man unit at some point, and with Brandon Graham injured and Ryan Kerrigan not contributing as expected, the Eagles may be looking for a jolt.
Here is everything you need to know about Cameron Malveaux, who worked out for the Eagles prior to Monday night’s loss to the Cowboys.
After going undrafted in 2017, the Houston product would spend the majority of his NFL career bouncing around practice squads. He’s spent time with seven different teams up to this point, most recently with the Cleveland Browns. He played in 18 snaps across 2 games for the Browns last year and achieved a PFF grade of 69 (nice).
In that time, he’s played in 9 games and logged 298 defensive snaps, with a further 117 on special teams. He has 19 tackles, 4 TFL, and a pair of sacks to his name.
At 6’5, 265 lbs, Malveaux is freakishly athletic for his size. He has a RAS score of 8.09, punching in a 4.77 40-yard-dash, and a 7.51 three-cone drill. He’s long, quick, and is able to set the edge when asked. Matt Burke, who would later sit on the shoulder of Jim Schwartz, had nothing but praise for the EDGE rusher when coaching him back in 2017.
“He does everything right. I know the cliché being the first one in; he’s literally the first person sitting in the meeting room like every morning waiting for stuff to start.
In terms of skill-set I mean he’s a big long kid that is tough against the run. He sets edges for us; even as a rusher, he’s not going to be super fancy but he does a good job in terms of long-arming with his length and speed-to-power and trying to collapse the pocket and push guys.”– Matt Burke (Per Sports Talk Florida)
The Eagles may need some help at defensive end soon and although Malveaux won’t be a budding starter, he could well be the next practice squad promotee to make some nice if the opportunity presents itself, and fits the ‘Howie Roseman’ prototype very nicely.
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