BREAKING: Eagles sign TE Dan Arnold to a one-year deal

PHILADELPHIA, PA – DECEMBER 22: Philadelphia Eagles helmet sits on a cart during the game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagle on December 22, 2019, at Lincoln Financial Filed in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire)

Even after the excitement of last weekend, it does not seem like Howie Roseman is done making deals. On Thursday afternoon, it was announced that the Eagles had come to an agreement with free agent tight-end, Dan Arnold on a one-year deal. He played for Jacksonville last season under Doug Pederson.

Arnold is entering his 7th year as a pro and has served almost exclusively in a backup, depth piece. He went undrafted in 2017 but ended up signing with the New Orleans Saints on a 3-year deal. Arnold would miss his entire rookie year due to an injury and played only 12 games with the Saints over the next 2 years.

He was waived by the Saints in December 2019 and has become a journeyman over the last few years, playing for the Cardinals, Panthers, and Jaguars. He does not have much of an offensive presence on the field and has been used primarily as an extra blocker when put into the game. He has 1,258 receiving yards and 7 touchdowns over his career.

Great depth for Eagles?

PHILADELPHIA, PA – SEPTEMBER 20: Philadelphia Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert (88) warms up during the game between the Los Angeles Rams and the Philadelphia Eagles on September 20, 2020 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA. (c) (Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire)

Arnold should be a nice depth piece to add to the tight-end room. He should slot in behind Dallas Goedert and Jack Stoll, and fight with Grant Calcaterra in training camp for the third tight-end spot on the active roster. Arnold is not a splashy move but could prove to be important if the team’s depth is tested throughout the season.

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