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Looking to the Future: Philadelphia Eagles Sign 11 Players to Futures Contracts

January 9th, 2014 at 11:49 PM
By Scott Erik Anderson

The season may be over for the Philadelphia Eagles, but it is still business as usual when it comes to looking toward next season. Two days after the Eagles lost to the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Wild Card game, they signed seven players to futures contracts. Just a few days later, they signed four more players.

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Even though the Eagles signed the following players to futures contracts, they are still considered free-agents. The futures contract allows the Eagles to retain their rights through the end of the offseason. It also allows each player to take part in team workouts as well as minicamps during the offseason with the Eagles

MONDAY SIGNINGS

All members on this list were on the Eagles practice squad this season. Linebacker Emmanuel Acho had the most playing time on the active roster out of all of them. Acho played in six games for the Eagles this season. However, he was moved to the practice squad when the Eagles signed and activated safety Keelan Johnson.

Igwenagu was also on the active roster for six games this, but he never played in or dressed for any of those games. He played in the last two games of the 2012 season after spending the first 14 games on the practice squad as an undrafted rookie.

TUESDAY SIGNINGS

Remember that really tall wide receiver during the preseason? That was Ifeanyi Momah. He stands at six-foot-seven. Momah rarely played at Boston College and wasn't a full-time player until his senior year. He had six touchdowns and 629 yards on 39 receptions during his senior season. With DeSean Jackson, Riley Cooper and Jason Avant ahead of him, Momah never had a chance to show what he could do during the preseason and ended up being one of the roster cuts. He had 42 yards on three receptions during the preseason. Momah will be competing for the fifth wide receiver spot.

Will Murphy spent the season on the practice squad. He stands at six-foot-two and had three catches for a total of 26 yards during the preseason. He was a member of the Oregon Ducks so head coach Chip Kelly knows what he is capable of. However, with the wide receiver position basically locked up, he will be competing for the fifth roster spot as well. 

Linebacker Josh Kaddu was released by the Miami Dolphins back in October. He played in only five games over the span of two seasons with the Dolphins. Kaddu is also an Oregon Duck. In 40 games at Oregon, Kaddu finished with 108 tackles and 10 sacks.

THURSDAY SIGNING

Molk, a six-foot-one center, was a 2012 seventh round draft pick by the San Diego Chargers. He has only played in 12 games, all of which came during his rookie season. He finished the 2012 season on the injured-reserve with a thumb injury.

Molk mostly played on special teams while with the Chargers. He was released in August during final roster cuts and went unsigned for the 2013 season.

His signing beefs up the center position more for next season as the Eagles were becoming thin at the position late in the season. Backup center Julian Vandervelde has his season end early due to a back injury. That left starter Jason Kelce as the only healthy center and left guard Evan Mathis became the backup center.


Tags: David Molk, Eagles, Emmanuel Acho, Football, G.J. Kinne, Ifeanyi Momah, Michael Bamiro, NFL, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Eagles

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