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Who Are The New Eagles On The Roster?

Posted Feb 18, 2016

The Eagles announced that they signed four players to the roster on Thursday: quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson, cornerback Aaron Grymes and wide receivers Seantavius Jones and Xavier Rush.

QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson

The 27-year-old Bethel-Thompson finished the 2015 season on the San Francisco 49ers' practice squad. He has never appeared in a regular season game. In the 2015 preseason with Miami, Bethel-Thompson completed 61.8 percent of his pass attempts for 244 yards. He originally entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with the 49ers in 2011. He spent time with Miami in 2011 and the Vikings in 2012 before being re-acquired by the 49ers in 2013. He finished that season on the 49ers' practice squad. In 2014, Bethel-Thompson was with the New England, Minnesota and Miami practice squads. In addition to his NFL career, Bethel-Thompson has also had stints in the Arena Football League. A San Francisco native, the 6-3, 236-pound Bethel-Thompson transferred from UCLA to Sacramento State and played the final three years of college football there.

CB Aaron Grymes

A 5-11, 185-pound cornerback, Grymes was a CFL all-star for the Grey Cup-champion Edmonton Eskimos in 2015. He intercepted four passes and returned one for a touchdown. In three seasons in Edmonton, Grymes has recorded eight picks. The 24-year-old played his college football at Idaho where he notched 248 tackles, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

WR Seantavius Jones

The 6-3, 200-pound Jones spent the past two seasons with the New Orleans Saints, appearing in three regular season games while bouncing back and forth between the practice squad and active roster. This past season, Jones worked with Eagles wide receivers coach Greg Lewis who was an offensive assistant last year with the Saints. A rookie free agent signing of the Saints in 2014 out of Valdosta State, Jones played in 45 games and recorded 149 receptions for 2,374 yards and 33 touchdowns. He earned All-Gulf South Conference first-team honors in both his junior and senior seasons as he scored 26 touchdowns over those two campaigns.

WR Xavier Rush

Rush's college career was cut short due to an ACL injury in 2014. He finished at Tulane with 99 catches for 1,349 yards and 12 touchdowns in 45 games (13 starts). The 6-3, 202-pound Rush was also a member of Tulane's track and field team. Before his injury in 2014, Rush had 15 catches for 295 yards and three touchdowns. Each of his three touchdowns as a senior went for at least 60 yards.


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