The Eagles announced on Monday the addition of two rookie free agents - quarterback Adam DiMichele and defensive tackle Jervonte Jackson. Both players participated in the post-draft mini-camp on a tryout basis.
The Temple Owls' team MVP in both the 2007 and 2008 seasons, DiMichele finished his career ranked fourth in school history with 5,024 passing yards, adding 40 passing touchdowns and five rushing scores. The McKees Rocks, PA, native was a three-sport all-state selection as a senior in football, basketball and baseball at Sto-Rox High School. In fact, DiMichele was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2005. DiMichele will enter training camp as the fourth quarterback behind Donovan McNabb, Kevin Kolb and A.J. Feeley.
The brother of center Jamaal Jackson, Jervonte registered 153 tackles and 7.5 sacks during his four-year career at Florida Atlantic University. The 22-year-old Jackson was named a first-team All-Sun Belt selection as a senior after posting 41 tackles and 1.5 sacks. The Eagles have three outstanding defensive tackles on the roster in Mike Patterson, Brodrick Bunkley and Trevor Laws. All three players were top draft picks of the Eagles. Behind those three, Dan Klecko, Amon Gordon and Jackson will battle to fill out the remaining spots on the depth chart.