The Eagles signed former Fresno State wide receiver Jamel Hamler to the practice squad on Tuesday. Hamler takes the spot vacated when defensive tackle Cedric Thornton was promoted to the 53-man active roster on Monday.
Hamler was originally signed by the Denver Broncos as a rookie free agent this past offseason. He missed most of training camp and the preseason with an undisclosed injury. Hamler was placed on injured reserve September 3 only to be released with an injury settlement on September 10.
The 6-2, 195-pound receiver was a second-team All-Western Athletic Conference selection last year after leading Fresno State with 54 catches for 812 yards and six touchdowns. Hamler declared early for the NFL Draft, leaving Fresno State after his junior year. As a sophomore, Hamler caught 37 balls for 503 yards and five touchdowns.
Hamler is a native of San Leandro, Calif.
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