The Eagles signed punter Arryn Siposs and wide receiver Khalil Tate to Reserve/Futures contracts on Wednesday.
Siposs was a rookie free agent in 2020 out of Auburn. He signed with the Detroit Lions, but lost the Training Camp battle to Pro Bowl punter Jack Fox. He spent most of his rookie season on the Lions' practice squad.
The 6-2, 210-pound Siposs is 28 years old because he played in the Australian Football League before committing to Auburn. He supplanted starting punter Aidan Marshall in 2018, averaging 44.2 yards per punt, and followed that up averaging 43.8 yards per punt in 2019. Siposs played a big role in the 2019 upset win over the Alabama Crimson Tide in the Iron Bowl when he lined up as a wide receiver on a fourth down late in the game. Confused, the Crimson Tide sent in the defense, but ended up being caught with 12 players on the field. The illegal substitution penalty gave the Tigers a new set of downs that helped seal the win.
Tate was originally signed by the Eagles following the 2020 NFL Draft out of the University of Arizona where he had a decorated career as a quarterback. The 6-2, 216-pound Arizona product accounted for 6,318 yards passing, 2,285 yards rushing, and 75 total touchdowns in his college career. The Eagles never saw Tate on the field as they waived him before the start of Training Camp.
The Eagles had success with Greg Ward, who was a Heisman Trophy candidate at Houston as a quarterback before transitioning to wide receiver in the NFL. Ward led the Eagles in receptions (53) and receiving touchdowns (6) in 2020.