Before kicking off rookie minicamp yesterday, the Eagles announced the signing of nine undrafted first-year players:
- CB Mekhi Garner (LSU)
- WR Jadon Haselwood (Arkansas)
- WR Joseph Ngata (Clemson)
- T Chim Okorafor (Benedictine)
- T Trevor Reid (Louisville)
- CB Eli Ricks (Alabama)
- TE Brady Russell (Colorado)
- LB Ben VanSumeren (Michigan State)
- P Ty Zentner (Kansas State)
After not adding any skill players during the draft, the Eagles signed a pair of wide receivers in Jadon Haselwood and Joseph Ngata. After transferring to Arkansas, Haselwood led the team with 59 receptions during the 2022 campaign. Ngata got into 45 games during his four seasons at Clemson, hauling in 1,287 receiving yards and six touchdowns.
Tight end Brady Russell has a personal connection to the Eagles, as his uncle, Matt Russell, is the team’s senior personnel director/advisor to the general manager. A team captain at Colorado, the UDFA finished his collegiate career having caught 67 passes and six touchdowns.
Chim Okorafor and Ty Zentner both took unusual paths to get on an NFL roster. He played two seasons of collegiate basketball before bouncing around football programs at Riverside City Community College, Missouri Southern, Pitt State, and finally Benedictine. Zentner only started playing football during his senior year of high school, and after starting his college career at Butler Community College, he caught on with Kansas State University. He served as both a punter and kicker during his time at the school.