With Cornelius Ingram sidelined for an indefinite amount of time with a torn ACL in his left knee, the Eagles moved quickly and signed rookie free agent tight end Rob Myers. He was one of three players to undergo a tryout Saturday morning as the Eagles wrapped up their practice. To make room for Myers on the roster, the Eagles released punter Ken Parrish.
The 6-4, 243-pound Myers was originally signed by the Jets as a rookie free agent after the 2009 NFL Draft, but he was released on May 29. Myers is expected to be on the field Sunday morning and that's a good thing. The Eagles had only two healthy tight ends for Saturday's practices - Brent Celek and Eugene Bright.
In his junior year of 2007, Myers was second on the team with 21 catches and 320 yards. His 15.2 yards per catch was the best among all the tight ends in the nation. Against New Mexico State that season, Myers had 117 yards and a pair of touchdowns to earn John Mackey National Tight End of the Week honors. He was listed on multiple All-WAC preseason teams prior to the start of the 2008 season, but he missed the year with a turf toe injury that required surgery.
-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 4:55 p.m., August 8