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Eagles sign TE Tyree Jackson to a reserve/futures contract

The former University of Buffalo quarterback becomes an offseason project for the team.

The Eagles announced on Thursday that they signed tight end Tyree Jackson to a reserve/futures contract.

The 6-7, 250-pound Jackson was a quarterback in college at the University of Buffalo as well as in the NFL during the 2019 preseason with the Buffalo Bills. He also played later that year at quarterback for the DC Defenders of the XFL. This is his first attempt to play tight end. He joins Hakeem Butler, who finished last season on the Eagles' practice squad, as a converted tight end. However, Butler was a wide receiver before making the transition.

Jackson was the MAC Offensive Player of the Year and led the University of Buffalo to a school-record 10 wins in 2018. He finished his three-year college career throwing for 6,999 yards with 49 touchdowns against 24 interceptions. He also added 16 scores as a rusher.

At the 2019 Senior Bowl, Jackson earned South Team MVP honors after throwing for a game-high 165 yards.

Signed by the Bills as a rookie free agent following the 2019 NFL Draft, Jackson had 315 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the preseason. He was also the Bills' leading rusher in the preseason with 110 yards. He led a come-from-behind victory in the final preseason game. He played with Eagles tight end Jason Croom in Buffalo.

Shortly after his release at the final roster cutdown, Jackson played for the DC Defenders of the XFL where he was the backup to Cardale Jones in the five-game season.

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