The Eagles continued to build their offseason roster on Tuesday by adding three players - defensive tackle Amon Gordon, linebacker Charleston Hughes and safety Byron Parker.
Gordon, a veteran of five NFL seasons, was originally a fifth-round draft pick of the Cleveland Browns in 2004 after starring collegiately at Stanford. Gordon has 29 tackles in 13 career games, including four starts, for the Browns, Broncos, Ravens and Titans. Gordon was signed by Tennessee midway through last season to its practice squad. He was promoted to the active roster later in the year and played in two games.
Hughes and Parker each played in the Canadian Football League last season. Hughes recorded 71 tackles and five sacks in 18 total games (including playoffs) for the Calgary Stampeders. A product of Northwood University, Hughes had 372 tackles and six interceptions in 45 career games and was named an AFCA first-team All-American as a senior.
Parker was a two-time all-star for the Toronto Argonauts between 2006 and 2007. Over the past three seasons, Hughes had 18 interceptions and returned six of them for touchdowns. In 2006, Parker's 348 interception return yards broke a single-season CFL record.
Originally signed as a rookie free agent by Jacksonville in 2004, Parker was released by the Jaguars in training camp. He signed with the Argonauts in 2005 and appeared in six games during his first stint with the team, before signing with the Dallas Cowboys in 2006. After being released by the Cowboys during training camp of that season, Parker re-signed with the Argonauts and earned a spot as their starting cornerback.
A two-sport star in basketball and football at Tulane, Parker was crowned the 2003 NCAA Slam Dunk Champion after winning a nationally-televised dunk contest held in conjunction with the Final Four. Parker played just one season of college football after joining the team as a walk-on in 2003, and served as a nickel cornerback and special teams contributor.