The Eagles plan to work out Tyree Jackson, a former school quarterback who’s making an attempt to make it within the NFL as a good finish.
Subject Yates of ESPN tweeted that Jackson, who threw 28 touchdowns in his last yr at Buffalo, has a exercise scheduled with the Eagles.
The Eagles have already got one transformed quarterback on the roster. Main receiver Greg Ward was a quarterback at Houston.
Jackson, who’s 6-foot-7, 250 kilos, was the Mid-American Convention Offensive Participant of the 12 months two years in the past, when he led Buffalo to a 10-4 file and a berth in opposition to Troy State within the Greenback Normal Bowl in Cell, Ala.
In his profession at Buffalo, Jackson threw 49 touchdowns and 24 interceptions and handed for six,999 yards.
Jackson was in coaching camp final summer time with the Payments as a quarterback and accomplished 30 of 57 passes for 315 yards with one TD cross and one INT in 4 preseason video games.
He was waived as a part of last cuts and wound up taking part in within the XFL for the DC Defenders, backing up Cardale Jones earlier than the league folded in April.
Based on Yates, Jackson has additionally labored out as a good finish for the Seahawks.
The Eagles have three tight ends — Dallas Goedert, Zach Ertz and Richard Rodgers — on the lively roster. Rodgers’ contract is up after this yr and Goedert and Ertz after subsequent yr. Three others — Hakeem Butler, Jason Coom and Caleb Wilson — are on the apply squad.
A number of school quarterbacks have turn into profitable NFL tight ends, together with Trey Burton, who started his profession at Florida as a quarterback — a talent the Eagles took benefit of when he threw the Philly Particular landing to Nick Foles within the Tremendous Bowl.
Jay Riemersma and Mike Tice have been full-time school quarterbacks, Riemersma at Michigan and Tice at Maryland, earlier than lengthy NFL careers as tight ends.