The offensive line depth was certainly something that general manager Howie Roseman wanted to address following Friday's roster moves and he wasted little time doing so.
The Eagles claimed former Houston Texans offensive lineman Nathan Menkin off waivers Saturday. Menkin is listed as a tackle and as a guard. To make room on the 53-man roster, cornerback Trevard Lindley was released.
The 6-4, 296-pound Menkin was signed by the Houston Texans as a rookie free agent on May 14. Only the second player out of Mary Hardin-Baylor to ever sign an NFL contract, Menkin earned AFCA All-American honors as a senior and was named the American Southwest Conference Offensive Lineman of the Year.
Menkin helped clear the way for an offensive attack that averaged 291.0 rushing yards and 43.4 points per game last season. In Menkins' four seasons with Mary Hardin-Baylor, the Crusaders posted a 48-6 record and won or shared four ASC championships and advanced to the elite eight twice.
The Eagles have not yet announced their practice squad. Reports from around the league indicate that former Eagles including tight end Brett Brackett (Jaguars), linebacker Keenan Clayton (Raiders), offensive tackle D.J. Jones (Giants) and guard Julian Vandervelde (Bucs) have been claimed off waivers by other teams.
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