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Eagles Re-Sign Seven To Futures Deals

The Eagles started work on re-tooling the roster for the 2014 season by bringing back seven players who finished the 2013 season on the practice squad: linebacker Emmanuel Acho, defensive end Brandon Bair, tackle Michael Bamiro, wide receiver B.J. Cunningham, tight end Emil Igwenagu, quarterback G.J. Kinne and linebacker Travis Long.

  • Acho spent the beginning of the season on the practice squad and was promoted to the active roster on October 21. He made his NFL debut against the Giants six days later and played in six games total before being released to make room for safety Keelan Johnson. Acho registered four tackles on defense before finishing the year on the practice squad.
  • Bair spent the entire season the practice squad. The 6-foot-6, 285-pound Oregon alum has been on the active rosters of the Kansas City Chiefs and the Oakland Raiders since joining the NFL as a rookie free agent in 2011.
  • Bamiro signed with the Eagles shortly after he learned that he wasn't eligible for the Supplemental Draft. The 6-foot-8, 340-pound Bamiro trained with former Eagles great Tra Thomas and still works together as Thomas is part of the Eagles' coaching staff.
  • Cunningham made his NFL debut playing in two games for the Eagles this season after rejoining the squad on October 14. The all-time leading receiver in Michigan State history was on the active roster for four games before going back to the practice squad. Cunningham spent his entire rookie season of 2012 on the Eagles practice squad.
  • Igwenagu spent the first half of the 2013 season on the active roster before finishing on the practice squad. In 2012, Igwenagu played in three games and made his first career start as a fullback against Washington.
  • Kinne was signed as a rookie free agent by the Eagles following this past year's draft and spent the entire preseason with the team. After briefly working with the Clemson football team, Kinne was signed to the practice squad when Nick Foles and Michael Vick were injured.
  • Long was signed by the Eagles during Training Camp. He rebounded from a 2012 ACL injury to spend the entire season on the practice squad learning the ropes of the NFL. The 6-foot-4, 265-pound edge rusher had 20.5 sacks at Washington State and would have drawn more interest if not for his injury.
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