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5 things to know about new Eagles DT Renell Wren

Defensive tackle Renell Wren
Defensive tackle Renell Wren

The Eagles signed defensive tackle Renell Wren to their active roster on Friday. Here are five things you need to know about the newest Eagle.

1. Renell Wren (pronounced "reh-NELL" and "RENN") was a fourth-round pick of the Cincinnati Bengals out of Arizona State in 2019 (125th overall selection).

2. Wren was on the Bengals' practice squad for the run to the Super Bowl this past season. He was called up from the practice squad and played 41 snaps in the regular-season finale against the Browns.

3. At 6-foot-5, 315 pounds, Wren is 26 years old. He has played at both tackle and end for the Bengals. In his rookie season of 2019, Wren played 11 games (2 starts). He finished with eight tackles for the season, while being on the field for 154 total defensive snaps.

4. At Arizona State, Wren was a team captain as a senior in 2018 when he totaled 43 tackles, a sack, and two pass deflections. He played primarily nose guard for the Sun Devils. For his career in Tempe, he amassed 81 tackles, 14.5 for loss, and three sacks, along with an interception and a forced fumble. Wren earned his degree from Arizona State in interdisciplinary studies.

5. A native of St. Louis, Wren played football and basketball at Lutheran High School North. He was a four-star defensive end prospect and ranked as the top defensive lineman in Missouri and the state's sixth-best overall prospect by ESPN.

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