On Tuesday, the Eagles kicked off their practice week to prepare for their Sunday night game against the New York Giants...
There is no vacancy on the Eagles' practice squad. Linebacker Brandon Hepburn was re-signed to fill out the 10-man unit on Tuesday. He was signed by the Eagles on September 9, but was released to make room for Jake Knott later in the month. Knott suffered a knee injury and was waived with an injury settlement on October 3 opening up a spot that belongs once again to Hepburn.
The 6-foot-4, 235-pound Hepburn was selected by the Detroit Lions in the seventh round of the 2013 NFL Draft out of Florida A&M. Hepburn spent last season on the Lions' practice squad and was re-signed this offseason by Detroit to a futures contract.
The second player to be drafted out of Florida A&M since 2010, Hepburn finished his college career with 163 tackles (109 solo), including 15 tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks, 11 pass defenses, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. Hepburn earned All-MEAC honors and was named to the All-State/AFCA Good Works Team.
He lettered in football and wrestling at North Rockland (N.Y.) High School where he finished his senior season with 132 tackles, eight sacks and one interception. Hepburn earned the Journal News Scholar Athlete Award and was also a member of both the National Honor Society and Science Honor Society.