Eagles claim 3 players off waivers
5 September 2016 Eagles News
On Saturday, the Eagles claimed three players off waivers, signing former Baltimore S Terrence Brooks, former Patriots LB Kamu Grugier-Hill, former 49ers WR Bryce Treggs.
With the addition of three new players to the roster, unfortunately the Birds had to part ways with DL Taylor Hart, a former fifth-round pick in 2014, undrafted free agents WR Paul Turner, and CB CJ Smith (both could be brought back if they go unclaimed).
The 5-foot-11, 200-pound Brooks was drafted out of FSU by the Ravens in 2014 and appeared in 23 games for the Ravens, posting 27 tackles in the last two seasons. In his rookie year, the 25-year-old tore his ACL and MCL, but was able to recover from injury in his second season. In 48 games of play at FSU, Brooks posted 148 tackles, five interceptions, three forced fumbles, and one sack. With Joe Douglas’ former personnel background from the Ravens, he may still like what he sees from the third-year player. Brooks will most likely be used on special teams.
The 6-foot-2, 220-pound LB Kamu Grugier-Hill, had a short stay in New England. He was drafted out of Eastern Illinois in the 6th round of the 2016 NFL draft. The undersized LB prospect was looked at as a hybrid linebacker/safety for the Patriots and showed flashes during camp. The Patriots were hoping to add him back to the practice squad.
The 6-foot, 185-pound WR Bryce Treggs, had a solid camp for the 49ers, before suffering a sprained MCL. Treggs was an undrafted free agent who made a name for himself in the preseason. San Francisco planned on signing him to their practice squad, before the Eagles came in to swoop him up. Treggs, posted a 4.39 forty at his pro day prior to the draft, and possesses the “burner” type of skill-set they have been coveting. In his time with Cal, Treggs hauled in 195 receptions(3rd ranked) for 2,506 yards (4th ranked) and 15 TDs for the Bears.