On Monday, the Eagles finalized their initial practice squad with the addition of offensive tackle Matt Reynolds. If the name sounds familiar, it's because he is the younger brother of Eagles guard/center Dallas Reynolds.
The Eagles had announced over the weekend the addition of seven players to the practice squad thus far, five of whom spent preseason with the team: tight end Chase Ford, fullback Emil Igwenagu, wide receiver Marvin McNutt, linebacker Ryan Rau, defensive tackle Frank Trotter, center Chase Beeler and wide receiver B.J. Cunningham.
Beeler and Cunningham were the new faces among the initial seven players added. Undrafted in 2011, Beeler spent all of last season on the San Francisco 49ers' practice squad. He was the center for Andrew Luck at Stanford and is a native of Jenks, Okla. Cunningham was a sixth-round pick of the Dolphins out of Michigan State, where he finished as the school's all-time leader in receptions and receiving yards.
|Eagles Announce Practice Squad
|C Chase Beeler
|All-America center at Stanford was on 49ers practice squad in 2011.
|WR B.J. Cunningham
|Big-framed wideout who was the most prolific in MSU's history.
|TE Chase Ford
|Instinctive player who could develop into good all-around tight end.
|FB Emil Igwenagu
|Versatile offensive weapon who lost fullback battle to Stanley Havili.
|WR Marvin McNutt
|Still raw, offers good size and willingness to do the little things.
|LB Ryan Rau
|Took advantage of snaps as backup MLB. Tough, scrappy player.
|OT Matt Reynolds
|Dallas' younger brother, started a school-record 52 games for BYU.
|DT Frank Trotter
|Workmanlike defensive tackle, good fit for Jim Washburn's scheme.
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