Eagles sign WR Tim Wilson; waive CB Jordan Thomas
14 May 2018 Eagles News
On Monday the Philadelphia Eagles announced that they signed WR Tim Wilson and waived CB Jordan Thomas.
The 5-foot-9, 170-pound East Stroudsburg prospect made his mark at the Temple’s pro day, earning himself a tryout at the Eagles rookie minicamp. The local standout at Radnor High school, went on to East Stroudsburg University to star as a multi-purpose threat, hauling in 133 catches for 2,042 yards and 16 touchdowns, averaging 15.4 yards per catch. He ranks 11th at ESU in career receptions and 13th in yards.
“It was about a month ago,” Wilson told the Delaware County Daily Times when Eagles rookie-camp participants spoke to reporters Friday. “They gave me a call after that, and I got the invite. I want to show them my speed and my versatility. I play special teams, kick-return, punt-return. I’ll be on kickoff and kick return. I just want to fight for a spot.”
CB Jordan Thomas had a decent career at Oklahoma, however, he didn’t quite end his career the way he wanted, as he had a couple of off-field incidents that questioned his caharcter. Thomas did manage to cause some buzz at the combine as he broke the record for the 3-cone drill with a 6.28 time.
With Wilson’s ability to make a name for himself on special teams, the sky is the limit for an opportunity to make the roster. It’s an upfield battle, but for now it’s a win-win in his book, beating out other hungry rookies who are looking to wear midnight green colors this season.