The 2021 Philadelphia Eagles roster continues to build, with the team adding a pair of players who arrive here in different ways but will have the same opportunities to impress the coaching staff. How much of an impact either player makes this season and beyond is a question to be answered later, but they're Eagles now and Head Coach Nick Sirianni has made it clear that he wants competition at every position on the team. In a very busy offseason, the Eagles are making sure that's the case.
Eagles trade for CB Josiah Scott
At a position where there is one established starter (Darius Slay) and a player who has been a starter and a reserve in his three seasons (Avonte Maddox), the Eagles traded for cornerback Josiah Scott from Jacksonville.
Scott was selected in the fourth round of the 2020 NFL Draft by the Jaguars after a strong career at Michigan State where he started 30 games in three seasons before forgoing his senior season to enter the Draft. The 5-9, 185-pound Scott played in six games for Jacksonville in his rookie season and contributed 11 tackles (10 solo) and one tackle for loss. The 137th overall pick in the Draft, Scott saw action in 80 snaps for the Jags last season. In exchange, the Eagles sent Jacksonville CB Jameson Houston and a 2023 sixth-round pick to acquire Scott.
Eagles sign T Casey Tucker
The team also signed offensive tackle Casey Tucker to a contract after he participated in the Eagles' Rookie Minicamp last weekend. Does the name sound familiar? Tucker originally joined the league as an undrafted free agent with the Eagles in 2019, following a Rookie Minicamp tryout. He was waived by the Eagles prior to the start of the regular season and spent part of 2019 on Detroit's practice squad, then returned to Philadelphia last April after being waived by the Lions, was waived by the Eagles in August, and then signed to the team's practice squad last December. The Colts signed Tucker to a reserve/future following the season. Indianapolis released Tucker and he was invited to Philadelphia's Rookie Minicamp at the NovaCare Complex on another tryout basis and impressed the team enough to earn a contract.